Sabres host the Hurricanes in Eastern Conference play

Carolina Hurricanes (34-18-5, second in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Buffalo Sabres (26-27-4, sixth in the Atlantic Division)

Buffalo, New York; Sunday, 6 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NHL LINE: Hurricanes -155, Sabres +131; over/under is 6

BOTTOM LINE: The Buffalo Sabres host the Carolina Hurricanes in Eastern Conference action.

Buffalo is 12-16-1 at home and 26-27-4 overall. The Sabres have allowed 172 goals while scoring 166 for a -6 scoring differential.

Carolina is 34-18-5 overall and 15-11-1 on the road. The Hurricanes have a 15-6-1 record in games they convert at least one power play.

The teams play Sunday for the third time this season. The Hurricanes won the last meeting 6-2.

TOP PERFORMERS: Casey Mittelstadt has scored 13 goals with 32 assists for the Sabres. Dylan Cozens has three goals and seven assists over the last 10 games.

Teuvo Teravainen has scored 17 goals with 19 assists for the Hurricanes. Martin Necas has five goals and five assists over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Sabres: 6-4-0, averaging three goals, 4.5 assists, 3.5 penalties and 7.2 penalty minutes while giving up 2.2 goals per game.

Hurricanes: 7-3-0, averaging 2.9 goals, 5.1 assists, 3.6 penalties and nine penalty minutes while giving up 1.6 goals per game.

INJURIES: Sabres: Mattias Samuelsson: out for season (upper body), Owen Power: out (upper body), Erik Johnson: day to day (illness), Victor Olofsson: out (illness), Jack Quinn: out (lower body).

Hurricanes: Antti Raanta: out (lower body), Frederik Andersen: out (blood clotting), Jalen Chatfield: day to day (upper body).


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

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