Florida faces Buffalo, seeks 4th straight home win
Sunrise, Florida; Sunday, 5 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Florida hosts Buffalo trying to prolong its three-game home winning streak.
The Panthers are 3-1-1 in division matchups. Florida ranks second in the league recording 9.9 points per game, averaging 3.6 goals and 6.3 assists.
The Sabres are 4-3-0 against the rest of their division. Buffalo has scored 15 power-play goals, converting on 20.8% of chances.
Buffalo defeated Florida 3-2 in the last meeting between these teams on Oct. 11.
LAST 10 GAMES: Sabres: 1-7-2, averaging two goals, 3.1 assists, 3.9 penalties and 10 penalty minutes while giving up 3.4 goals per game with a .888 save percentage.
Panthers: 6-3-1, averaging 3.7 goals, 6.2 assists, 2.8 penalties and 5.9 penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game with a .902 save percentage.
Panthers Injuries: Jayce Hawryluk: out (upper body).
Sabres Injuries: Johan Larsson: out (upper body).