Buffalo, New York; Saturday, 12:30 p.m. EDT
Buffalo has a 15-20-4 record in home games and a 38-32-7 record overall. The Sabres have scored 276 total goals (3.6 per game) to rank fifth in NHL play.
Carolina has a 50-19-9 record overall and a 23-9-6 record on the road. The Hurricanes are 21-4-6 in one-goal games.
The matchup Saturday is the third time these teams play this season. The Hurricanes won 5-3 in the previous meeting.
LAST 10 GAMES: Sabres: 5-4-1, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.7 assists, 3.2 penalties and 7.8 penalty minutes while giving up 3.8 goals per game.
Hurricanes: 5-4-1, averaging 2.2 goals, 4.1 assists, 2.6 penalties and 5.2 penalty minutes while giving up 2.1 goals per game.
INJURIES: Sabres: Vinnie Hinostroza: day to day (personal reasons).
Hurricanes: Ondrej Kase: out (concussion), Jake Gardiner: out (hip/back), Max Pacioretty: out (achilles), Andrei Svechnikov: out for season (knee).