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Game 47

Buffalo Sabres (21-19-7) vs. Dallas Stars

Puck Drop: 8:30 PM EST | American Airlines Center | Dallas, TX

TV: MSG

Radio: WGR 550

SB Nation Stars Blog: Defending Big D

Know Your Opponent

Dallas Stars

Record: (27-15-4) | 58 PTS

Last 10: 7-3-0

Division Ranking: 2nd in Central Division

Conference Ranking: 2nd in Western Conference

PP: 12th (20.4%)

PK: 3rd (83.8%)

What to Watch

1. Making a run of it

The Sabres have struggled on and off lately, but over the past few days, they’ve managed to string together two consecutive wins. After falling to Vancouver on Saturday, they bested Detroit - one of the league’s worst teams - on Sunday, then toppled the Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday. Can the Sabres pull off a third straight win tonight in Dallas?

2. The rematch

The Sabres have only won two of their last 10 games against the Stars, but the last win was a big one. Buffalo beat Dallas 4-0 back in October. Tonight’s game is their second and final meeting of the season. The Sabres are looking for their first win in Dallas in almost exactly 11 years.

Projected Lineups

Buffalo Sabres

Forwards

Jimmy Vesey - Jack Eichel - Sam Reinhart

Michael Frolik - Marcus Johansson - Conor Sheary

Rasmus Asplund - Johan Larsson - Kyle Okposo

Evan Rodrigues - Curtis Lazar - Scott Wilson

Defense

Jake McCabe - Rasmus Ristolainen

Rasmus Dahlin - Brandon Montour

Lawrence Pilut - Henri Jokiharju

Starting Goaltender: Linus Ullmark

Dallas Stars

Forwards

Jamie Benn - Tyler Seguin - Alexander Radulov

Andrew Cogliano - Jason Dickinson - Blake Comeau

Roope Hintz - Joe Pavelski - Joel Kiviranta

Denis Gurianov - Justin Dowling - Corey Perry (first game back from suspension)

Defense

Esa Lindell - John Klingberg

Jamie Oleksiak - Miro Heiskanen

Andrej Sekera - Roman Polak

Starting Goaltender: Ben Bishop