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Sharpen Up: All the Sabres news you need to know on March 5, 2020

The Sabres take on the Penguins tonight at KeyBank Center

by Chris Ryndak @ChrisRyndak /

Following a four-game road trip out west, the Buffalo Sabres will host their first home game since Feb. 23. 

Faceoff against the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight is set for 7 p.m. on MSG and WGR 550. Tickets are on sale now.The GMC Game Night pregame show will begin at 6:30 on MSG. 4-1-0 against the Penguins since the beginning of last season. 

Look for Wayne Simmonds and Dominik Kahun to play their first home game in Sabres uniforms.

Here's what you need to know.


Tonight's matchup

From @SabresPR's Game Notes…

  • This is the third and final meeting between the Sabres and Penguins this season.
  • Last meeting: Buffalo defeated Pittsburgh 5-2 in Pittsburgh on Feb. 22.
  • The Sabres are 4-5-1 in their last 10 games vs. the Penguins; 2-8-0 at home.


  • The Sabres are 4-1-0 against the Penguins since the beginning of last season.
  • With a win tonight, Buffalo would have three straight wins against Pittsburgh for the first time since the team won five consecutive meetings from Oct. 10, 2005 to Nov. 17, 2006.
  • It would be the Sabres' first season series sweep against the Penguins since the 2005-06 season.


  • Jack Eichel has totaled nine points (6+3) in nine games against the Penguins since the beginning of the 2016-17 season.
  • Carter Hutton is 5-1-0 with two shutouts and a .940 save percentage in his eight career appearances against Pittsburgh.
  • Sam Reinhart has recorded 10 points (3+7) in his last 10 games against the Penguins.


  • Marcus Johansson has recorded four points (1+3) in his last four games against the Penguins
  • Colin Miller has posted three assists in his last three meetings with Pittsburgh.
  • Rasmus Dahlin has a point in both of this season's matchups with the Penguins (1+1).

Donate to Bald for Bucks!

Video: Bald For Bucks 2020 Launch Video

Martin Biron and Dan Dunleavy will be shaving their heads during the first intermission on the broadcast tonight. You can donate to their page here.  

Also, if you're attending the game, you can donate at the Bald For Bucks table in the 100 level concourse for a chance to win a postgame meet and greet with Linus Ullmark.

Tweet from @BuffaloSabres: You could meet Linus Ullmark after our game on Thursday!Visit the #BaldForBucks table at the game or click here for more info:

Today in Sabres history

2017: Jack Eichel scores a goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins, becoming the second player in NHL history to record a point against 29 different opponents in his first two seasons in the league.

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