Buffalo, New York; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NHL LINE: Sabres -159, Red Wings +134; over/under is 6.5
BOTTOM LINE: The Buffalo Sabres host the Detroit Red Wings after the Red Wings defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-4 in overtime.
Buffalo has a 4-6-1 record in Atlantic Division play and a 16-14-2 record overall. The Sabres have gone 2-3-2 in games decided by a goal.
Detroit is 14-11-7 overall with a 3-5-2 record in Atlantic Division play. The Red Wings have a 14-3-4 record in games they score three or more goals.
The matchup Thursday is the sixth meeting between these teams this season. The Sabres won 5-4 in a shootout in the last matchup.
LAST 10 GAMES: Sabres: 7-2-1, averaging 4.5 goals, 7.6 assists, 4.3 penalties and 8.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game.
Red Wings: 4-4-2, averaging three goals, 4.9 assists, 3.8 penalties and 8.9 penalty minutes while giving up 3.3 goals per game.
Red Wings: Robert Hagg: out (undisclosed), Robby Fabbri: out (knee), Tyler Bertuzzi: out (hand/wrist), Mark Pysyk: out (achilles), Olli Maatta: out (illness), Filip Zadina: out (lower-body), Matt Luff: out (upper-body).
The Associated Press