Lightning play the Sabres in division play

Buffalo Sabres (28-22-4, sixth in the Atlantic Division) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (36-17-3, third in the Atlantic Division)

Tampa, Florida; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The Buffalo Sabres take on the Tampa Bay Lightning in a matchup within the Atlantic Division Thursday.

Tampa Bay is 9-6-0 against the Atlantic Division and 36-17-3 overall. The Lightning have committed 254 total penalties (4.5 per game) to rank seventh in the league.

Buffalo is 28-22-4 overall and 6-9-1 against the Atlantic Division. The Sabres are 28-8-3 when scoring three or more goals.

The teams meet Thursday for the third time this season. The Lightning won the previous matchup 5-3.

TOP PERFORMERS: Nikita Kucherov has 22 goals and 57 assists for the Lightning. Brayden Point has scored five goals with six assists over the past 10 games.

Tage Thompson has scored 36 goals with 35 assists for the Sabres. Rasmus Dahlin has one goal and seven assists over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Lightning: 6-2-2, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.7 assists, four penalties and 12.5 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game.

Sabres: 5-4-1, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.3 assists, 3.2 penalties and 7.2 penalty minutes while giving up 3.5 goals per game.

INJURIES: Lightning: None listed.

Sabres: None listed.


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

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