Six stats from Buffalo’s Wings-Sabres preview: tHeY’rE aLl TrAp GaMeS

Last night, I posted a fairly good Red Wings-Sabres preview ahead of tonight’s game between the two Atlantic Division rivals in Buffalo (7 PM EDT on Bally Sports Detroit/MSG-B/97.1 FM). This morning,’s Chris Ryndak offers a set of stats regarding tonight’s game which remind us that each and every one of the Wings’ 11 games to be played over the course of 17 nights are “trap games”:

This is the first of four meetings between the Sabres and Red Wings this season.

Last meeting: Buffalo defeated Detroit 3-2 in Buffalo on Feb. 11, 2020.

Next meeting: Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021 in Detroit.

The Sabres are 7-1-2 in their last 10 games against the Red Wings; 4-3-3 at home.

This is the 146th game all-time between Buffalo and Detroit; Buffalo has a 66-59-20 series record.

The Sabres are 39-20-12 at home against the Red Wings all-time. 

Ryndak continues, offering more game preview details and the particulars of tonight’s tribute to Val James, the first African American player to play in the NHL.

After tonight’s game, the Red Wings, who are 0-3-and-1 in their past 4 games, will head home to meet the Vegas Golden Knights on Sunday evening (6 PM EST on Bally Sports Detroit/ATT Sportsnet Rocky Mountain/97.1 FM). 5-5-and-0 Vegas will spend their Saturday night in Montreal, facing the 3-and-9 Canadiens.

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