Sabres visit the Oilers after Krebs’ 2-goal game
Buffalo Sabres (20-32-8, sixth in the Atlantic) vs. Edmonton Oilers (33-23-4, third in the Pacific)
Edmonton, Alberta; Thursday, 9 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Buffalo visits the Edmonton Oilers after Peyton Krebs scored two goals in the Sabres’ 5-2 win over the Maple Leafs.
The Oilers are 17-12-0 at home. Edmonton is 13th in the league with 33.6 shots per game and is averaging 3.3 goals.
The Sabres are 9-16-4 in road games. Buffalo averages 9.0 penalty minutes per game, the eighth-most in the Eastern Conference. John Hayden leads the team serving 82 total minutes.
Buffalo defeated Edmonton 3-2 in the last meeting between these teams on Nov. 12. Dylan Cozens scored two goals for the Sabres in the win and Leon Draisaitl scored two goals for the Oilers in the loss.
TOP PERFORMERS: Draisaitl leads the Oilers with 39 goals and has 83 points. Connor McDavid has seven goals over the last 10 games for Edmonton.
Tage Thompson leads the Sabres with 24 goals and has 44 points. Kyle Okposo has four goals and four assists over the last 10 games for Buffalo.
LAST 10 GAMES: Oilers: 5-4-1, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.4 assists, 3.9 penalties and 8.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game with a .911 save percentage.
Sabres: 4-6-0, averaging 2.7 goals, four assists, 3.9 penalties and 12.2 penalty minutes while allowing 3.2 goals per game with an .897 save percentage.
INJURIES: Oilers: None listed.
Sabres: Casey Fitzgerald: day to day (upper body), Zemgus Girgensons: out (undisclosed), Rasmus Asplund: day to day (lower body).