Eichel and Buffalo take on Winnipeg
Buffalo, New York; Sunday, 3 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Jack Eichel leads Buffalo into a matchup with Winnipeg. He ranks seventh in the NHL with 77 points, scoring 35 goals and recording 42 assists.
The Sabres are 18-10-4 on their home ice. Buffalo has scored 36 power-play goals, converting on 20.5% of chances.
The Jets have gone 16-12-2 away from home. Winnipeg has given up 37 power-play goals, killing 76.7% of opponent chances.
The matchup Sunday is the first meeting this season between the two teams.
TOP PERFORMERS: Brandon Montour leads the Sabres with a plus-15 in 46 games played this season. Eichel has recorded 13 points over the last 10 games for Buffalo.
LAST 10 GAMES: Jets: 6-3-1, averaging 3.4 goals, 6.5 assists, 3.3 penalties and 9.4 penalty minutes while allowing 2.5 goals per game with a .922 save percentage.
Sabres: 6-3-1, averaging 3.2 goals, five assists, two penalties and 4.2 penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game with a .901 save percentage.
INJURIES: Sabres: Michael Frolik: out (illness).
Jets: None listed.