The Buffalo Sabres head into sunny Florida to take on the Florida Panthers. Florida, being just 2-6 in their last 8 games look to tie the season series with Buffalo at 1.
The last time these two teams faced off was way back in October where Anders Nilsson led the Sabres to a 3-0 victory. Reinhart, Larsson and Okposo all scored for Buffalo.
These two teams are only separated by 2 points with Florida playing two extra games. With a Sabres win tonight and having games in hand + winning the first battle between the division rivals, Buffalo can jump ahead two spots in the Atlantic division leapfrogging Detroit and Florida.