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Preview: Sabres look to increase streak to 10

Sabres look to tie a franchise record with their 10th straight win

NHL: Buffalo Sabres at San Jose Sharks John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

Game 25

Buffalo Sabres (16-6-2) vs San Jose Sharks (12-8-4)

Season Series: 1-0 Sharks

Puck Drop: 7:00 p.m. | KeyBank Center | Buffalo, NY


Radio: WGR 550

SB Nation Sharks Blog: Fear the Fin

Know Your Opponent

San Jose Sharks

Record: (12-8-4) | 28 points

Last 10: 5-4-1

Division Ranking: 2nd in the Pacific Division

Conference Ranking: 5th in the Western Conference

PP: 15th (20.3%)

PK: 2nd (89.2%)

What to Watch

1. Double Digits

The Sabres will be going for their 10th win in a row tonight when the Sharks make their annual visit. If they come away with another win, it’ll tie the record for the longest winning streak in franchise history.

2. Kane’s Return

Evander Kane makes his return to Buffalo for the first time since he was dealt to she Sharks back in February. We’ll see if the Sabres do anything to recognize his return and short career with the club.

3. Karlsson finding his stride

After a slow start to his season with the Sharks, Erik Karlsson has picked it up over the last few games. He’s scored two goals and seven points in the last five games. Karlsson has two goals and 15 points in 24 games.

Buffalo Sabres


Jeff Skinner - Jack Eichel - Sam Reinhart

Conor Sheary - Casey Mittelstadt - Kyle Okposo

Tage Thompson - Vladimir Sobotka - Jason Pominville

Zemgus Girgensons - Johan Larsson - Evan Rodrigues


Jake McCabe - Rasmus Ristolainen

Rasmus Dahlin - Zach Bogosian

Marco Scandella - Casey Nelson

Starting Goaltender: Carter Hutton

San Jose Sharks


Evander Kane - Joe Pavelski - Joonas Donskoi

Tomas Hertl - Logan Couture - Timo Meier

Marcus Sorensen - Joe Thornton - Kevin Labanc

Barclay Goodrow - Lukas Radil - Melker Karlsson


Brendan Dillon - Erik Karlsson

Tim Heed - Brent Burns

Marc-Edouard Vlasic - Justin Braun

Starting Goaltender: Martin Jones