Nashville, Tennessee; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Buffalo Sabres, on a three-game losing streak, take on the Nashville Predators.
Nashville has a 9-6-3 record in home games and a 19-15-6 record overall. The Predators have allowed 116 goals while scoring 110 for a -6 scoring differential.
Buffalo is 20-18-2 overall and 11-7-0 on the road. The Sabres are 20-7-2 in games they score at least three goals.
The matchup Saturday is the first meeting this season between the two clubs.
LAST 10 GAMES: Predators: 5-3-2, averaging 3.5 goals, 5.8 assists, 4.6 penalties and 11.1 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game.
Sabres: 6-4-0, averaging 3.5 goals, six assists, 3.3 penalties and 7.1 penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game.
INJURIES: Predators: Mark Borowiecki: out (upper body).
Sabres: None listed.
The Associated Press