Sabres host the Maple Leafs after Thompson's 4-goal game

Toronto Maple Leafs (41-22-9, third in the Atlantic Division) vs. Buffalo Sabres (35-34-5, sixth in the Atlantic Division)

Buffalo, New York; Saturday, 7 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NHL LINE: Maple Leafs -159, Sabres +134; over/under is 6.5

BOTTOM LINE: The Buffalo Sabres host the Toronto Maple Leafs after Tage Thompson scored four goals in the Sabres' 5-2 win over the New Jersey Devils.

Buffalo is 35-34-5 overall with a 10-10-2 record against the Atlantic Division. The Sabres are 9-10-4 in games decided by a goal.

Toronto has gone 41-22-9 overall with an 8-9-2 record against the Atlantic Division. The Maple Leafs have a 22-8-1 record in games their opponents serve more penalty minutes.

Saturday's game is the fourth time these teams match up this season. The Maple Leafs won 2-1 in overtime in the last meeting. Tyler Bertuzzi led the Maple Leafs with two goals.

TOP PERFORMERS: Alex Tuch has 19 goals and 32 assists for the Sabres. Thompson has eight goals and six assists over the past 10 games.

Mitchell Marner has 25 goals and 50 assists for the Maple Leafs. Bertuzzi has six goals and two assists over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Sabres: 6-4-0, averaging 3.6 goals, five assists, 3.6 penalties and 7.7 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game.

Maple Leafs: 5-4-1, averaging 3.9 goals, 6.5 assists, 4.2 penalties and 10.4 penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game.

INJURIES: Sabres: Mattias Samuelsson: out for season (upper body), Lukas Rousek: day to day (face).

Maple Leafs: Timothy Liljegren: out (upper-body), Mitchell Marner: day to day (ankle), Morgan Rielly: day to day (upper body), John Klingberg: out for season (hip), Matt Murray: out (hip), Joel Edmundson: day to day (undisclosed), Calle Jarnkrok: out (hand), Jake Muzzin: out for season (back).


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