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New York takes on Buffalo, looks for 4th straight road win

December 9, 2021 GMT

New York Rangers (17-5-3, second in the Metropolitan) vs. Buffalo Sabres (8-14-3, sixth in the Atlantic)

Buffalo, New York; Friday, 7 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Sabres +148, Rangers -180; over/under is 6

BOTTOM LINE: New York hits the road against Buffalo aiming to continue its three-game road winning streak.

The Sabres are 4-8-3 in Eastern Conference games. Buffalo averages just 2.9 penalties per game, the least in the league. Henri Jokiharju leads them averaging 0.4.

The Rangers are 12-2-0 in Eastern Conference play. New York averages 10.4 penalty minutes per game, the sixth-most in the league. Jacob Trouba leads the team serving 38 total minutes.

New York took down Buffalo 5-4 in the last meeting between these teams on Nov. 21.

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

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Chris Kreider leads the Rangers with 17 goals and has 21 points. Artemi Panarin has 11 assists over the last 10 games for New York.

LAST 10 GAMES: Sabres: 1-8-1, averaging 2.5 goals, 4.1 assists, 2.1 penalties and 5.8 penalty minutes while giving up 4.3 goals per game with an .872 save percentage.

Rangers: 8-2-0, averaging 3.5 goals, 6.4 assists, 4.4 penalties and 13 penalty minutes while allowing 2.3 goals per game with a .922 save percentage.

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

Rangers: None listed.

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