Oilers host the Sabres after overtime victory

Buffalo Sabres (33-32-5, sixth in the Atlantic Division) vs. Edmonton Oilers (41-21-4, second in the Pacific Division)

Edmonton, Alberta; Thursday, 9 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: The Edmonton Oilers host the Buffalo Sabres after the Oilers beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-2 in overtime.

Edmonton has gone 22-8-3 at home and 41-21-4 overall. The Oilers are ninth in league play with 232 total goals (averaging 3.5 per game).

Buffalo is 33-32-5 overall and 16-15-4 in road games. The Sabres have conceded 206 goals while scoring 207 for a +1 scoring differential.

The teams meet Thursday for the second time this season. The Sabres won the previous meeting 3-2 in a shootout. Rasmus Dahlin scored two goals in the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Zach Hyman has 46 goals and 20 assists for the Oilers. Leon Draisaitl has scored five goals and added nine assists over the last 10 games.

Jeff Skinner has 24 goals and 21 assists for the Sabres. Zachary Benson has scored three goals with two assists over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Oilers: 7-1-2, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.8 assists, three penalties and 7.4 penalty minutes while giving up 1.7 goals per game.

Sabres: 5-4-1, averaging 3.4 goals, 4.9 assists, 3.3 penalties and 7.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.3 goals per game.

INJURIES: Oilers: Vincent Desharnais: day to day (undisclosed).

Sabres: Mattias Samuelsson: out for season (upper body), Jack Quinn: out (lower body).


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