Buffalo and New York face off in Eastern Conference action
New York Rangers (44-21-10, third in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Buffalo Sabres (35-31-7, sixth in the Atlantic Division)
Buffalo, New York; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NHL LINE: Rangers -144, Sabres +123; over/under is 6.5
BOTTOM LINE: The Buffalo Sabres and the New York Rangers take the ice in Eastern Conference play.
Buffalo is 35-31-7 overall and 14-20-4 at home. The Sabres have a 34-11-5 record when scoring three or more goals.
New York is 44-21-10 overall and 22-9-6 on the road. The Rangers have gone 38-5-1 when scoring at least three goals.
The teams match up Friday for the second time this season. The Rangers won the last meeting 2-1 in overtime.
TOP PERFORMERS: Jeff Skinner has scored 31 goals with 39 assists for the Sabres. Alex Tuch has four goals and three assists over the last 10 games.
Artemi Panarin has scored 25 goals with 59 assists for the Rangers. Vincent Trocheck has one goal and eight assists over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Sabres: 3-4-3, averaging 2.8 goals, 4.9 assists, three penalties and 6.6 penalty minutes while giving up 4.4 goals per game.
Rangers: 7-2-1, averaging 3.9 goals, 6.5 assists, three penalties and six penalty minutes while giving up 1.9 goals per game.
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INJURIES: Sabres: Jordan Greenway: day to day (upper body), Mattias Samuelsson: out (upper body), Tage Thompson: day to day (upper body), Vinnie Hinostroza: day to day (personal reasons).
Rangers: Ryan Lindgren: day to day (upper-body).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.