Sabres take on the Blues on 7-game slide
Buffalo, New York; Sunday, 5 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Buffalo comes into the matchup with St. Louis after losing seven straight games.
The Sabres are 19-12-4 on their home ice. Buffalo has scored 38 power-play goals, converting on 18.2 percent of chances.
The Blues are 20-12-5 in road games. St. Louis has converted on 20.4 percent of power-play opportunities, recording 43 power-play goals. In their last meeting on Dec. 27, St. Louis won 4-1. Alexander Steen recorded a team-high two assists for the Blues in the victory.
LAST 10 GAMES: Blues: 4-4-2, averaging 2.3 goals, four assists, 2.9 penalties and 6.1 penalty minutes while giving up two goals per game with a .925 save percentage.
Sabres: 1-8-1, averaging two goals, 3.3 assists, 3.5 penalties and 7.8 penalty minutes while giving up 3.7 goals per game with a .894 save percentage.
Blues Injuries: Sammy Blais: out (undisclosed), Vladimir Tarasenko: day to day (upper body), Joel Edmundson: out (lower body).