Sabres take on the Bruins after Okposo's hat trick

Buffalo Sabres (17-14-2, fifth in the Atlantic Division) vs. Boston Bruins (28-4-3, first in the Atlantic Division)

Boston; Saturday, 1 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The Buffalo Sabres visit the Boston Bruins after Kyle Okposo recorded a hat trick in the Sabres' 6-3 win over the Detroit Red Wings.

Boston is 28-4-3 overall with a 6-3-1 record in Atlantic Division games. The Bruins are first in the league with 133 total goals (averaging 3.8 per game).

Buffalo is 17-14-2 overall with a 5-6-1 record against the Atlantic Division. The Sabres have a 17-6-2 record in games they score three or more goals.

The teams meet Saturday for the second time this season. The Bruins won 3-1 in the last meeting.

TOP PERFORMERS: Patrice Bergeron has 14 goals and 15 assists for the Bruins. Hampus Lindholm has eight assists over the last 10 games.

Tage Thompson has 26 goals and 24 assists for the Sabres. Jeff Skinner has scored six goals and added eight assists over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Bruins: 7-1-2, averaging 3.4 goals, six assists, 3.7 penalties and 8.2 penalty minutes while giving up 2.3 goals per game.

Sabres: 7-2-1, averaging 4.7 goals, 7.9 assists, 3.8 penalties and 7.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game.

INJURIES: Bruins: None listed.

Sabres: Owen Power: out (lower body), Jacob Bryson: out (lower body), Eric Comrie: out (undisclosed).

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

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