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Buffalo faces Anaheim, aims to halt 4-game slide

December 7, 2021 GMT

Anaheim Ducks (13-8-5, third in the Pacific) vs. Buffalo Sabres (8-13-3, sixth in the Atlantic)

Buffalo, New York; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Sabres +106, Ducks -127; over/under is 6

BOTTOM LINE: Buffalo heads into the matchup with Anaheim after losing four in a row.

The Sabres are 6-6-1 at home. Buffalo has scored 69 goals and is ninth in the Eastern Conference averaging 2.9 goals per game. Tage Thompson leads the team with 10.

The Ducks have gone 4-4-3 away from home. Anaheim ranks ninth in the league with 32.0 shots per game and is averaging 3.3 goals.

In their last meeting on Oct. 28, Buffalo won 4-3. Rasmus Asplund scored a team-high two goals for the Sabres in the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Thompson leads the Sabres with 10 goals, adding six assists and collecting 16 points. Kyle Okposo has three goals and six assists over the last 10 games for Buffalo.

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Troy Terry has 26 total points while scoring 15 goals and totaling 11 assists for the Ducks. Sonny Milano has four goals and seven assists over the last 10 games for Anaheim.

LAST 10 GAMES: Sabres: 2-7-1, averaging 2.7 goals, 4.5 assists, 2.5 penalties and 6.9 penalty minutes while giving up 4.2 goals per game with an .883 save percentage.

Ducks: 4-4-2, averaging 2.9 goals, 4.2 assists, 3.1 penalties and 8.2 penalty minutes while allowing 3.1 goals per game with a .907 save percentage.

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

Ducks: Adam Henrique: day to day (lower body).

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