Devils bring 3-game losing streak into matchup with the Sabres

Buffalo Sabres (9-9-2, sixth in the Atlantic Division) vs. New Jersey Devils (8-9-1, seventh in the Metropolitan Division)

Newark, New Jersey; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NHL LINE: Devils -176, Sabres +147; over/under is 6.5

BOTTOM LINE: The New Jersey Devils look to end a three-game losing streak when they play the Buffalo Sabres.

New Jersey has a 3-5-1 record at home and an 8-9-1 record overall. The Devils have a 3-1-0 record in games they score at least one power-play goal.

Buffalo has a 4-4-2 record in road games and a 9-9-2 record overall. The Sabres have committed 87 total penalties (4.4 per game) to rank ninth in NHL play.

The matchup Saturday is the second meeting between these teams this season. The Devils won 5-4 in the previous matchup.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jack Hughes has scored six goals with 16 assists for the Devils. Timo Meier has four goals over the last 10 games.

John-Jason Peterka has scored eight goals with seven assists for the Sabres. Alex Tuch has five goals and one assist over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Devils: 3-7-0, averaging 2.7 goals, 4.6 assists, 3.6 penalties and 7.7 penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game.

Sabres: 4-4-2, averaging 2.5 goals, 3.8 assists, 3.7 penalties and 8.2 penalty minutes while giving up 3.3 goals per game.

INJURIES: Devils: Timo Meier: day to day (undisclosed), Brian Halonen: out (lower body), Nico Hischier: out (upper body), Tomas Nosek: day to day (upper body), Nico Daws: out (hip), Nolan Foote: out (upper body).

Sabres: Zemgus Girgensons: day to day (lower body), Jack Quinn: out (achilles), Tage Thompson: out (upper-body), Jordan Greenway: day to day (undisclosed).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.