San Jose comes to Buffalo with a 3-1 record on its five-game road trip, thanks to Wednesday's improbable comeback in Philadelphia. The Sharks scored three times in the final 13 mniutes of regulation and stunned the Flyers with a 5-4 shootout win.
"We've been on the negative side of a couple of those this year where you're comfortably in the lead and it doesn't work your way," coach Todd McLellan said. "I don't know if we had our A-game by any means, but a good win, and we'll take it."
Things figure to be tough for the Sharks tonight, too. The Sabres own a 13-1 record at home against San Jose, their best winning percentage against any existing NHL team.
Captain Craig Rivet, meanwhile, will likely watch his teammates and his former teammates from the sidelines again.
"I still care about these guys, and I'm still part of this team," Rivet told The News on Wednesday. "I have to bring a good attitude even though things are not in my favor right now. I'll be here for these guys. I'm still here to help them. If I'm not going to be playing, I'm going to be watching. It gives me the opportunity that I can help some guys with things they can get better with."