Buffalo hosts Minnesota in non-conference battle
Buffalo, New York; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Buffalo hosts Minnesota in a non-conference matchup.
The Sabres are 6-2-2 at home. Buffalo has converted on 21.5% of power-play opportunities, recording 14 power-play goals.
The Wild are 3-10-0 on the road. Minnesota has given up 10 power-play goals, killing 83.6% of opponent chances.
The matchup Tuesday is the first meeting of the season between the two teams.
LAST 10 GAMES: Wild: 4-4-2, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.2 assists, 3.6 penalties and 9.4 penalty minutes while allowing 3.1 goals per game with a .900 save percentage.
Sabres: 2-6-2, averaging 2.1 goals, 3.1 assists, 3.5 penalties and 8.9 penalty minutes while giving up 3.4 goals per game with a .893 save percentage.
Sabres Injuries: Kyle Okposo: day to day (upper body).
Wild Injuries: Marcus Foligno: out (lower body).