Sabres play the Hurricanes following Olofsson's 2-goal performance

Buffalo Sabres (7-3-0, second in the Atlantic Division) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (7-2-1, second in the Metropolitan Division)

Raleigh, North Carolina; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NHL LINE: Hurricanes -209, Sabres +173; over/under is 6.5

BOTTOM LINE: The Buffalo Sabres visit the Carolina Hurricanes after Victor Olofsson scored two goals in the Sabres' 6-3 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Carolina had a 54-20-8 record overall and a 36-9-4 record in home games last season. The Hurricanes scored 277 total goals last season (51 power-play goals and four shorthanded goals).

Buffalo had a 32-39-11 record overall and a 15-21-5 record in road games last season. The Sabres scored 229 goals while giving up 287 for a -58 goal differential last season.

INJURIES: Hurricanes: Ryan Suzuki: out (upper body), Ondrej Kase: out (concussion), Jake Gardiner: out (hip/back), Cavan Fitzgerald: out (undisclosed), Max Pacioretty: out (achilles).

Sabres: Ilya Lyubushkin: day to day (lower-body), Henri Jokiharju: out (upper-body), Mattias Samuelsson: out (lower-body).


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

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