- Ilya Bryzgalov will start tonight for the Coyotes after attending to his daughter who had an appendectomy.
- Shane Doan will go for his ninth straight game with at least one point. He finally got an assist last game in a last few seconds assisting on Taylor Pyatt's EN goal.
- The Sabres have done fairly well on this roadtrip earning 3 of 4 points and defeating the Sharks on Thursday 3-0. Overall Buffalo has only 39 points and is 8 points back of the 8th place Montreal.
- The Coyotes will look to get a solid winning streak to hopefully get ahead of the pack of teams in the middle of the Western Conference craziness. They've won their last two and could benefit from another good streak here in January after a so-so December.
- The Coyotes have lost the last 4 games against the Sabres
- Kyle Turris could be back after sitting out the last game with an upper body injury.
Tonight's Musical Selection: Buffalo Soldier - Bob Marley