Coyotes take on the Sabres following Ritchie's 2-goal performance

Arizona Coyotes (4-6-1, seventh in the Central Division) vs. Buffalo Sabres (7-5-0, sixth in the Atlantic Division)

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

BOTTOM LINE: The Arizona Coyotes visit the Buffalo Sabres after Nick Ritchie's two-goal game against the Washington Capitals in the Coyotes' 3-2 win.

Buffalo has a 7-5-0 record overall and a 4-2-0 record in home games. The Sabres have scored 49 total goals (4.1 per game) to rank second in league play.

Arizona is 3-4-0 in road games and 4-6-1 overall. The Coyotes have allowed 45 goals while scoring 31 for a -14 scoring differential.

Tuesday's game is the third time these teams meet this season. The Sabres won 3-1 in the last matchup.

TOP PERFORMERS: Tage Thompson has scored seven goals with eight assists for the Sabres. Victor Olofsson has seven goals and one assist over the past 10 games.

Ritchie has six goals and two assists for the Coyotes. Lawson Crouse has five goals and two assists over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Sabres: 6-4-0, averaging 4.2 goals, 7.4 assists, 3.3 penalties and 6.6 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game.

Coyotes: 4-5-1, averaging 2.9 goals, five assists, 4.7 penalties and 10.3 penalty minutes while giving up 3.7 goals per game.

INJURIES: Sabres: Rasmus Dahlin: day to day (upper body), Henri Jokiharju: out (upper-body), Mattias Samuelsson: out (lower-body).

Coyotes: Nick Schmaltz: out (upper-body), Andrew Ladd: out (undisclosed), Jakob Chychrun: out (wrist), Conor Timmins: day to day (upper-body).


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

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