The Florida Panthers (16-21-6) will play the second of their three game road trip tonight against the Buffalo Sabres (12-26-4) at 7:00 p.m. ET. The Sabres have the worst record in the NHL and they are the only team behind the Panthers in the Eastern Conference. Here are five things to watch for in tonight’s matchup.
1) Time For Revenge
The Buffalo Sabres have the league’s worst record (12-26-4) and with 28 points they sit in the Eastern Conference basement, ten points behind the Panthers who occupy the next spot. Despite this, the Sabres have not been an easy out. Buffalo defeated the Panthers 3-1 in the teams’ first meeting back on October 25, at the BB&T Center despite being outshot 45-21.
Florida will get a shot at revenge tonight in Buffalo in what will be the second of four match-ups between the two teams this season. Winning tonight in Buffalo will be no easy task for the Cats as the Sabres have been playing some of their best hockey of the season having gone 5-3-2 in their last ten games.