Game Preview: 2/7/19 vs. Carolina LAST GAME Tuesday, February 5 Minnesota 4 at Buffalo 5 (SO) Goals: Rodrigues, Smith, Dahlin, Reinhart; GDG-Reinhart Goalie: Ullmark (41 saves/45 shots) PP: 2/2; PK: 3/3; Shots: Minnesota 45 – Buffalo 39 CURRENT INJURIES – (Man Games Lost: 179) Player (injury, first game missed) – total games missed Casey Nelson (upper body, Dec. 8; injured reserve) – 23 games Johan Larsson (upper body, Feb. 1) – 2 games TRANSACTIONS IN PAST 7 DAYS 2/2: Placed F Remi Elie on waivers 2/3: Assigned F Remi Elie to Rochester (AHL) 2/4: Recalled F C.J. Smith from Rochester (AHL) UPCOMING GAMES Saturday, Feb. 9: Detroit at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10: Winnipeg at Buffalo, 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12: NY Islanders at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15: NY Rangers at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17: Buffalo at New Jersey, 6 p.m. TONIGHT’S GAME HURRICANES at SABRES This is the second of three meetings between the Sabres and Hurricanes this season. Next meeting: Saturday, March 16 at Carolina Last meeting: Carolina defeated Buffalo 4-3 at Carolina on Jan. 11 The Sabres are 3-5-2 in their last 10 games vs. the Hurricanes; 5-4-1 at home. This is the 203rd game all-time between Buffalo and Carolina; Buffalo has a 102-74-26 series record. The Sabres are 58-33-9 at home against the Hurricanes all-time. THIS DATE IN SABRES HISTORY The Sabres are 12-7-1 all-time on February 7. February 7, 1980: Danny Gare scores his eighth career hat trick and Don Edwards stops 25 shots to earn his 11th career shutout in a 9-0 win vs. Pittsburgh. February 7, 1995: Donald Audette plays in his 200th NHL game, a 2-1 win vs. Washington. February 7, 2013: Tyler Ennis records his 100th NHL point (assist) in a 5-4 shootout win vs. Montreal. THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW Tonight’s matchup is the third game of a seven-game homestand that ties the stretch from Jan. 20 to Feb. 2, 1997 as the longest in franchise history. Zach Bogosian is expected to appear in his 600th NHL game tonight. C.J. Smith has scored in each of his last two NHL games, marking the first and second goals of his career. The Sabres are seeking their first win against the Hurricanes since March 22, 2016. Jack Eichel has totaled nine points (6+3) in 10 career games against the Hurricanes, including six (3+3) in his last three.