Colorado hosts Buffalo after Landeskog’s 2-goal game
Buffalo Sabres (14-22-7, sixth in the Atlantic) vs. Colorado Avalanche (31-8-3, first in the Central)
Denver; Sunday, 8 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Avalanche -428, Sabres +328; over/under is 6
BOTTOM LINE: Colorado hosts the Buffalo Sabres after Gabriel Landeskog scored two goals in the Avalanche’s 6-4 win over the Blackhawks.
The Avalanche have gone 19-2-1 in home games. Colorado leads the Western Conference averaging 4.1 goals per game, led by Mikko Rantanen with 22.
The Sabres have gone 7-10-4 away from home. Buffalo has scored 24 power-play goals, converting on 20.3% of chances.
The matchup Sunday is the first meeting of the season between the two teams.
TOP PERFORMERS: Rantanen leads the Avalanche with 22 goals, adding 29 assists and totaling 51 points. Nazem Kadri has four goals over the last 10 games for Colorado.
Rasmus Dahlin leads the Sabres with 21 total assists and has 28 points. Jeff Skinner has six goals and three assists over the last 10 games for Buffalo.
LAST 10 GAMES: Avalanche: 9-0-1, averaging 3.6 goals, 6.3 assists, 4.4 penalties and 10.7 penalty minutes while giving up 2.1 goals per game with a .935 save percentage.
Sabres: 4-5-1, averaging 2.5 goals, 4.3 assists, 4.2 penalties and 10 penalty minutes while allowing 3.2 goals per game with a .911 save percentage.
INJURIES: Avalanche: Bowen Byram: out (personal), Darren Helm: day to day (lower body), Nathan MacKinnon: out (face/concussion), Ryan Murray: day to day (upper 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), Dustin Tokarski: out (health protocols), Rasmus Dahlin: out (health and safety protocols), Victor Olofsson: out (health and safety protocols), Rasmus Asplund: out (health and safety protocols).