* The Blackhawks have lost four of the last five meetings against
the Sabres and haven't won in Buffalo
since December 19, 2001. These teams will face each other again on Saturday in Chicago.
* Since the 2005-06 season, Buffalo's October record of 37-14-4 (.709) is second only
41-13-7 (.730) record. The Sabres haven't posted a losing record in October
since the 2002-03 campaign (3-5-2).
* Chicago, who will be seeking its first win of the season,
will be looking to avoid matching its longest losing streak from all of last
Jordan Leopold had two goals and an assist against the Rangers on Saturday,
tying his career high for points in a single game. Leopold is currently tied with Washington's John
Carlson for the scoring lead among defensemen with three points in two games.
* Marian Hossa, who leads the Blackhawks with three points
so far this season, has five goals and two assists in his last six games
* Jochen Hecht will be playing in his 700th
career game tonight. Hecht is currently fourth all-time among German-born NHL players in