Buffalo Sabers (25-19-3, 4th in Atlantic Division) vs. Minnesota Wild (25-17-4, 3rd in Central Division)
St Paul, Minnesota; Saturday, 9 p.m. EST
SUMMARY: The Minnesota Wild host the Buffalo Sabers after the Wild defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 in overtime.
Minnesota is 25-17-4 overall and 14-8-1 in home games. The Wild have conceded 132 goals while scoring 142 for a +10 point difference.
Buffalo has a 15-7-1 record on the road and a 25-19-3 record overall. The Sabers have totaled 179 goals (3.8 per game), finishing second in NHL play.
Matchup Saturday is the second meeting of these teams this season. The Sabers won the last encounter 6-5 in overtime.
POWERFUL: Mats Zuccarello has 18 goals and 27 assists for the wild. Kirill Kaprizov has recorded five goals and six assists in the last 10 games.
Victor Olofsson has 22 goals with six assists for the Sabers. Alex Tuch has five goals and six assists in his last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Wild: 4-4-2, averaging 2.7 goals, 4.8 assists, 4.4 penalties and 11.6 penalty minutes at 2.9 goals per game.
Sabers: 6-3-1, averaging 3.4 goals, 5.8 assists, 2.4 penalties and 5.9 penalty minutes at 2.9 goals per game.
INJURIES: Wild: None listed.
Sabre: Mattias Samuelsson: Day by Day (lower body).
The Associated Press created this story using Data Skrive technology and data from Sportradar.
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