Buffalo plays Carolina, aims to stop road skid

Buffalo Sabres (8-12-3, fifth in the Atlantic) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (15-6-1, first in the Metropolitan)

Raleigh, North Carolina; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST

LINE: Hurricanes -303, Sabres +238; over/under is 6

BOTTOM LINE: Buffalo travels to Carolina looking to break its three-game road losing streak.

The Hurricanes are 7-4-0 in conference matchups. Carolina is 18th in the league with 33.7 shots per game and is averaging 3.1 goals.

The Sabres are 3-4-2 against opponents from the Atlantic. Buffalo is 11th in the Eastern Conference with 29.1 shots per game and is averaging 2.9 goals.

The matchup Saturday is the first meeting this season for the two teams.

TOP PERFORMERS: Tony DeAngelo leads the Hurricanes with a plus-10 in 20 games this season. Sebastian Aho has five goals and five assists over the last 10 games for Carolina.

Tage Thompson leads the Sabres with 10 goals and has 16 points. Jeff Skinner has five goals and four assists over the last 10 games for Buffalo.

LAST 10 GAMES: Hurricanes: 5-4-1, averaging 2.7 goals, 4.8 assists, 3.4 penalties and 7.1 penalty minutes while giving up 2.5 goals per game with a .903 save percentage.

Sabres: 2-7-1, averaging 2.9 goals, 4.7 assists, 2.6 penalties and 7.1 penalty minutes while giving up 4.1 goals per game with an .885 save percentage.

INJURIES: Hurricanes: Tony DeAngelo: out (covid-19 protocols), Jordan Martinook: day to day (lower body), Ethan Bear: out (health protocols), Brett Pesce: out (covid-19 protocols).

Sabres: Dustin Tokarski: day to day (health protocols), Craig Anderson: out (upper body).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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