Game Preview: 2/10/19 vs. Winnipeg LAST GAME Saturday, February 9 Detroit 1 at Buffalo 3 Goals: Sheary, Mittelstadt, Okposo Goalie: Ullmark (28 saves/29 shots) PP: 2/3; PK: 3/4; Shots: Detroit 29 – Buffalo 21 CURRENT INJURIES – (Man Games Lost: 181) Player (injury, first game missed) – total games missed Casey Nelson (upper body, Dec. 8; injured reserve) – 25 games TRANSACTIONS IN PAST 7 DAYS 2/4: Recalled F C.J. Smith from Rochester (AHL) 2/8: Assigned Casey Nelson to Rochester (AHL) on a conditioning loan UPCOMING GAMES 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. Tuesday, Feb. 19: Buffalo at Florida, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21: Buffalo at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. TODAY’S GAME JETS at SABRES This is the second of two meetings between the Sabres and Jets this season. Last meeting: Buffalo defeated Winnipeg 2-1 (SO) in Winnipeg on Nov. 16, 2018 The Sabres are 5-5-0 in their last 10 games vs. the Jets; 5-4-1 at home. This is the 63rd game all-time between Buffalo and Winnipeg/Atlanta; Buffalo has a 27-24-11 series record. The Sabres are 17-10-4 at home against the Jets/Thrashers all-time. THIS DATE IN SABRES HISTORY The Sabres are 12-9-2 all-time on February 10. February 10, 1980: George “Punch” Imlach, Roger Crozier and Frank Christie become the first three members of the Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame. February 10, 1993: Pat LaFontaine posts the last six-point game by a Sabres player, tallying one goal and five assists in a 6-2 Sabres win at Winnipeg. February 10, 2008: Patrick Kaleta scores his first NHL goal in a 5-3 win at home against Florida. THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW Today’s game is Buffalo’s seventh afternoon game of the season. The Sabres are 5-1-0 in the first six. Today’s matchup is the fifth game of a seven-game homestand that ties the stretch from Jan. 20 to Feb. 2, 1997 as the longest in franchise history. With a win today, the Sabres would sweep the season series against the Jets for the third time in four seasons. The teams have not split the series since the 2013-14 season. Evan Rodrigues has totaled eight points (6+2) in his last nine games. Rasmus Ristolainen has tallied nine assists in his last nine contests. Casey Mittelstadt enters today’s game on a career-best, four-game point streak and has seven points (2+5) in his last nine games.