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Sabres take on the Blues after Tuch's 2-goal game

Buffalo Sabres (10-10-2, sixth in the Atlantic Division) vs. St. Louis Blues (11-9-1, fourth in the Central Division)

St. Louis; Thursday, 8 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The Buffalo Sabres visit the St. Louis Blues after Alex Tuch's two-goal game against the New York Rangers in the Sabres' 5-1 win.

St. Louis has an 11-9-1 record overall and a 6-3-0 record on its home ice. The Blues have a 2-4-1 record in games they have more penalties than their opponent.

Buffalo has gone 5-5-2 in road games and 10-10-2 overall. The Sabres have conceded 71 goals while scoring 64 for a -7 scoring differential.

The teams meet Thursday for the first time this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jake Neighbours has scored seven goals with one assist for the Blues. Pavel Buchnevich has seven goals and six assists over the last 10 games.

Rasmus Dahlin has four goals and 14 assists for the Sabres. Casey Mittelstadt has one goal and eight assists over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Blues: 6-4-0, averaging 3.4 goals, 5.7 assists, 2.4 penalties and 5.1 penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game.

Sabres: 4-4-2, averaging 2.5 goals, 4.2 assists, 3.4 penalties and 7.3 penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game.

INJURIES: Blues: Anton Malmstrom: out (undisclosed), Josh Jacobs: out (undisclosed).

Sabres: Zemgus Girgensons: out (lower body), Jack Quinn: out (achilles), Tage Thompson: out (upper-body), Jordan Greenway: out (personal), Mattias Samuelsson: day to day (upper body).

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

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