Sabres face the Predators on 7-game slide
Buffalo, New York; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Buffalo heads into the matchup with Nashville after losing seven straight games.
The Sabres have gone 20-14-5 in home games. Buffalo scores 2.6 goals per game, the fewest in the Eastern Conference. Jeff Skinner leads the team with 37 total goals.
The Predators are 21-15-4 on the road. Nashville has given up 43 power-play goals, killing 82.4 percent of opponent chances. In their last meeting on Dec. 3, Nashville won 2-1.
LAST 10 GAMES: Predators: 5-4-1, averaging 2.2 goals, 3.2 assists, 3.8 penalties and 8.2 penalty minutes while giving up 2.2 goals per game with a .927 save percentage.
Sabres: 1-8-1, averaging 1.7 goals, 2.9 assists, 2.8 penalties and 5.9 penalty minutes while giving up 4.1 goals per game with a .878 save percentage.