Arizona takes on Buffalo, aims to break 4-game slide

January 29, 2022 GMT

Buffalo Sabres (13-22-7, sixth in the Atlantic) vs. Arizona Coyotes (10-28-4, eighth in the Central)

Glendale, Arizona; Saturday, 9 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Coyotes +105, Sabres -125; over/under is 6

BOTTOM LINE: Arizona aims to break its four-game losing streak when the Coyotes play Buffalo.

The Coyotes are 5-14-1 at home. Arizona is last in the NHL shooting 25.8 shots per game.

The Sabres are 6-10-4 on the road. Buffalo has scored 23 power-play goals, converting on 20% of chances.

Buffalo took down Arizona 2-1 in the last meeting between these teams on Oct. 16.

TOP PERFORMERS: Liam O’Brien leads the Coyotes with a plus-four in 30 games this season. Clayton Keller has five goals and four assists over the last 10 games for Arizona.

Rasmus Dahlin leads the Sabres with 21 total assists and has 28 points. Jeff Skinner has seven goals and three assists over the last 10 games for Buffalo.


LAST 10 GAMES: Coyotes: 3-6-1, averaging 2.3 goals, 3.6 assists, 4.7 penalties and 12.7 penalty minutes while giving up 3.5 goals per game with a .900 save percentage.

Sabres: 3-5-2, averaging 2.5 goals, 4.3 assists, 4.3 penalties and 10.2 penalty minutes while allowing 3.5 goals per game with a .906 save percentage.

INJURIES: Coyotes: Barrett Hayton: out (hand), Dysin Mayo: out (covid-19), Jay Beagle: out (lower body).

Sabres: Zemgus Girgensons: out (undisclosed), Jack Quinn: out (lower body), Michael Houser: out (health and safety protocols), Will Butcher: day to day (upper body), Kyle Okposo: out (upper body), Dustin Tokarski: out (health protocols).


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