The Bandits return home after a two-game Canadian road trip to host Philadelphia at 7 p.m. Saturday night at the KeyBank Center.
Buffalo (6-2) had a long road trip as part of back-to-back games last weekend. The team defeated Vancouver last Friday night but fell to Toronto on Sunday, snapping a five-game win streak.
Buffalo will start afresh in friendly territory, where the Bandits have enjoyed a 3-1 record so far this season with wins over San Diego, Toronto and Rochester.
The team scored 49 goals this season at the KeyBank Center, which is second in the league.
Philadelphia’s offense is solid as well, registering 447 shots on goal so far with 91 scores. Kevin Crowley paces the team with 42 points (15 goals, 27 assists).
The Wings have a big advantage when it comes to faceoffs. They have won 73.3% of faceoff opportunities against Buffalo’s 41.5%.
It’s been a recurring problem for Buffalo this season. Last week, the Bandits only won 10-of-26 faceoff opportunites.
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