"We have to understand the playoff race but put our best foot forward and just play hockey. (Our coach) has been really good with younger guys preparing our mindset going into games."
-- Derek Stepan
When the two teams meet Wednesday night, the Sabres will be looking to bounce back from a disappointing 4-3 loss to division rival Toronto.
"We gave up some pretty good opportunities and got off to a tough start and made some pretty big mistakes," Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said.
Added Nathan Gerbe: "We have to put last night's game behind us."