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.


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.


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