Detroit hosts Buffalo after shootout win
Detroit; Sunday, 5 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Buffalo Sabres visit Detroit after the Red Wings knocked off Ottawa 3-2 in a shootout.
The Red Wings are 5-9-0 against division opponents. Detroit is the last-ranked team in the NHL averaging just 3.9 assists per game. Tyler Bertuzzi leads the team with 18 total assists.
The Sabres are 10-13-4 in conference games. Buffalo has given up 34 power-play goals, killing 74.4% of opponent chances.
In their last meeting on Oct. 25, Buffalo won 2-0.
LAST 10 GAMES: Sabres: 3-7-0, averaging 2.1 goals, 3.4 assists, 3.9 penalties and 9.7 penalty minutes while allowing 3.3 goals per game with a .883 save percentage.
Red Wings: 3-7-0, averaging 2.2 goals, four assists, 3.8 penalties and 8.2 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game with a .903 save percentage.
INJURIES: Red Wings: None listed.
Sabres: None listed.