Sabres play the Bruins following Thompson's 2-goal showing

Boston Bruins (12-2-0, first in the Atlantic Division) vs. Buffalo Sabres (7-7-0, seventh in the Atlantic Division)

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

BOTTOM LINE: The Buffalo Sabres host the Boston Bruins after Tage Thompson's two-goal game against the Vegas Golden Knights in the Sabres' 7-4 loss.

Buffalo is 2-3-0 against the Atlantic Division and 7-7-0 overall. The Sabres have gone 7-4-0 when scoring at least three goals.

Boston has gone 12-2-0 overall with a 2-2-0 record against the Atlantic Division. The Bruins have gone 11-1-0 when scoring three or more goals.

The teams meet Saturday for the sixth time this season. The Bruins won the previous meeting 5-0.

TOP PERFORMERS: Thompson has scored 10 goals with eight assists for the Sabres. Rasmus Dahlin has three goals and eight assists over the last 10 games.

David Pastrnak has scored nine goals with 12 assists for the Bruins. Hampus Lindholm has three goals and nine assists over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Sabres: 4-6-0, averaging 3.7 goals, 6.8 assists, 3.3 penalties and 6.8 penalty minutes while giving up 3.5 goals per game.

Bruins: 9-1-0, averaging 3.5 goals, 5.4 assists, 4.4 penalties and 10.8 penalty minutes while giving up 1.7 goals per game.

INJURIES: Sabres: Henri Jokiharju: out (upper-body), Mattias Samuelsson: out (lower-body).

Bruins: Jeremy Swayman: out (undisclosed), Derek Forbort: out (upper-body), Matthew Filipe: 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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