Buffalo takes losing streak into game against Toronto
Buffalo Sabres (32-28-5, sixth in the Atlantic Division) vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (39-17-8, second in the Atlantic Division)
Toronto; Monday, 7:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Buffalo Sabres, on a four-game losing streak, play the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Toronto is 9-5-2 against the Atlantic Division and 39-17-8 overall. The Maple Leafs have gone 18-4-4 in games their opponents serve more penalty minutes.
Buffalo has a 32-28-5 record overall and a 9-10-1 record in Atlantic Division games. The Sabres have a +two scoring differential, with 237 total goals scored and 235 allowed.
The matchup Monday is the third meeting between these teams this season. The Maple Leafs won 5-2 in the last matchup. Noel Acciari led the Maple Leafs with two goals.
TOP PERFORMERS: John Tavares has scored 28 goals with 34 assists for the Maple Leafs. Mitchell Marner has five goals and 13 assists over the last 10 games.
Tage Thompson has 42 goals and 44 assists for the Sabres. Jeff Skinner has seven goals and five assists over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Maple Leafs: 7-3-0, averaging 3.7 goals, 5.9 assists, 3.2 penalties and eight penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game.
Sabres: 4-5-1, averaging 3.4 goals, 4.9 assists, 3.4 penalties and 7.4 penalty minutes while giving up four goals per game.
INJURIES: Maple Leafs: Victor Mete: out (lower body), Nicholas Robertson: out for season (shoulder), Ryan O'Reilly: out (finger), Carl Dahlstrom: out (shoulder), Jake Muzzin: out for season (spine), Luke Schenn: day to day (personal).
Sabres: Alex Tuch: out (undisclosed).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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