Sabres host the Blues after Skinner's 2-goal game

St. Louis Blues (6-8-0, fourth in the Central Division) vs. Buffalo Sabres (7-9-0, seventh in the Atlantic Division)

Buffalo, New York; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NHL LINE: Blues -174, Sabres +150; over/under is 6.5

BOTTOM LINE: The Buffalo Sabres host the St. Louis Blues after Jeff Skinner scored two goals in the Sabres' 7-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens.

Buffalo is 7-9-0 overall and 4-6-0 at home. The Sabres have a +two scoring differential, with 59 total goals scored and 57 allowed.

St. Louis has a 6-8-0 record overall and a 5-4-0 record on the road. The Blues have a 9-1-0 record in games they score at least three goals.

The teams meet Wednesday for the third time this season. The Blues won 6-2 in the previous meeting. Noel Acciari led the Blues with two goals.

TOP PERFORMERS: Tage Thompson has 13 goals and 13 assists for the Sabres. Skinner has scored five goals with six assists over the last 10 games.

Jordan Kyrou has six goals and seven assists for the Blues. Ryan O'Reilly has scored four goals and added three assists over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Sabres: 2-8-0, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.9 assists, 4.3 penalties and 9.1 penalty minutes while giving up 3.8 goals per game.

Blues: 7-3-0, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.7 assists, 2.9 penalties and seven penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game.

INJURIES: Sabres: Jack Quinn: out (undisclosed), Kyle Okposo: out (lower-body), Eric Comrie: out (undisclosed).

Blues: Vladimir Tarasenko: day to day (illness), Colton Parayko: day to day (undisclosed), Marco Scandella: out (hip), Logan Brown: out (upper-body), Scott Perunovich: out (shoulder), Robert Bortuzzo: out (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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