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Jack Eichel & Buffalo Sabres face off against Cam Atkinson & Columbus Blue Jackets on NBCSN's 'Wednesday Night Rivalry'

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Tue, Oct 24th 2017 07:30 pm
Pre-game coverage begins with 'NHL Live' at 7 p.m.
NBCSN's "Wednesday Night Rivalry" travels to the Buckeye State this week, as Jack Eichel and the Buffalo Sabres take on Cam Atkinson and the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday at 8 p.m. Pre-game coverage begins with "NHL Live" at 7 p.m.
This week's NHL coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. tonight, when the Sabres host Henrik Zetterberg and the Detroit Red Wings.
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app - NBC Sports Group's live streaming platforms for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs - will provide live streaming coverage of this week's NHL action.
Pre-game coverage on "NHL Live" begins an hour prior to puck drop on NBCSN. Paul Burmeister and Kathryn Tappen anchor studio coverage this week, joined by analysts and former players Jeremy Roenick, Keith Jones and Anson Carter, as well as "NHL Insider" Bob McKenzie on Wednesday night. Post-game coverage on "NHL Overtime" will air on NBCSN immediately following this week's games.
'Wednesday Night Rivalry' - Sabres-Blue Jackets on NBCSN
The Blue Jackets look to rebound from a pair of home losses to Tampa Bay and Los Angeles last week, which was preceded by a four-game winning streak. Rookie Sonny Milano leads the team with five goals through eight games, while former Chicago Blackhawk Artemi Panarin, who was traded to the Blue Jackets in the offseason, leads the team with 9 points.
The Sabres enter the week following a 5-4 come-from-behind win in overtime against the Boston Bruins on Saturday. Buffalo trailed 3-0 early in the second period, but Evander Kane netted the tying goal late in the third period, and Ryan O'Reilly potted the game-winner in overtime. Through nine games, three Sabres have accounted for 11 points (Eichel, Kane and Jason Pominville).
Five-time Emmy Award-winner Mike "Doc" Emrick (play-by-play); former NHL player, coach and general manager Mike Milbury (analyst); and Emmy Award-winner Pierre McGuire ("Inside-the-Glass" analyst) will call this week's Sabres-Blue Jackets "Wednesday Night Rivalry" game from Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
Red Wings-Sabres
Detroit is winless in its past four contests after jumpstarting the season with wins in four of its first five games. Tonight's game against the Sabres marks the first of three straight road games for the Red Wings. Forward Henrik Zetterberg ranks second on the team in points (9), boosted by a 4-point performance against the Golden Knights on Oct. 13, the Red Wings' most recent victory.
Kenny Albert (play-by-play) and Brian Boucher ("Inside-the-Glass" analyst) will have the call from KeyBank Center in Buffalo.

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