Montreal faces Buffalo and aims to end a losing streak on the road | State News


Montreal Canadiens (5-14-2, sixth in the Atlantic) vs. the Buffalo Sabers (7-10-2, fifth in the Atlantic)

Buffalo, New York; Friday, 7 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTS BOOK LINE: Sabers -110, Canadians -110; plus / minus is 5.5

BOTTOM LINE: Montreal travel to Buffalo in a bid to break their six-game losing streak on the road.

The Sabers are 2-3-1 against the rest of their division. Buffalo has scored 53 goals and is 10th in the Eastern Conference with an average of 2.8 goals per game. Tage Thompson leads the team with eight.

The Canadians are 2-3-1 against opponents from the Atlantic. Montreal averages 10.1 penalty minutes per game, the seventh most in the league. Brendan Gallagher leads the team with 24 minutes total.

When they last met on October 14, Buffalo won 5-1.

BEST PERFORMANCE: Thompson leads the Sabers with eight goals and 13 points. Rasmus Dahlin has three goals and five assists in Buffalo’s last 10 games.

Nicholas Suzuki leads the Canadiens with 15 points, scoring four goals and adding 11 assists. Tyler Toffoli has three goals and four assists in the last 10 games for Montreal.

LAST 10 GAMES: Sabers: 2-7-1, averaging 2.6 goals, 4.2 assists, 3.5 penalties and nine penalty minutes while allowing 4.1 goals per game with save percentage of 0.883.

Canadians: 2-6-2, averaging 2.5 goals, 4.3 assists, 3.7 penalties and 10.7 penalty minutes while allowing 3.8 goals per game with a save percentage of 0.885 .

INJURIES: Sabers: Craig Anderson: day to day (upper body), Casey Mittelstadt: out (upper body).

Canadians: Brett Kulak: Day to Day (Lower Body).

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