Scouting report: Blackhawks at Buffalo Sabres
By John Dietz
6 p.m. Friday at the KeyBank Center
TV: NBCSCH • Radio: WGN 720-AM
The skinny: Buffalo (25-19-6) went on a 10-game winning streak in November, and is 8-13-4 since. … Jack Eichel (16G, 37A) leads the team with 53 points, but Jeff Skinner is the leading goal-scorer with 31. … Jason Pominville (10G, 10A) was scratched in Buffalo's 1-0 loss at Dallas Wednesday. It was his first healthy scratch since 2006. … Defenseman Rasmus Dahlin, the first overall pick of last year's draft, has 5 goals, 23 assists and is averaging 20:41 of ice time. ... The Sabres, who have played seven of their last nine games on the road, are 14-6-1 at home. … Buffalo's power play is 1-for-25 in the last 10 games.
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