Buffalo visits Vancouver after shutout win

March 20, 2022 GMT

Buffalo Sabres (21-33-8, sixth in the Atlantic) vs. Vancouver Canucks (30-26-7, fifth in the Pacific)

Vancouver, British Columbia; Sunday, 10 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Canucks -222, Sabres +183; over/under is 6

BOTTOM LINE: Buffalo visits Vancouver after the Sabres shut out Calgary 1-0. Dustin Tokarski earned the victory in the net for Buffalo after recording 24 saves.

The Canucks are 14-13-4 at home. Vancouver is 10th in the Western Conference averaging 4.7 assists per game, led by J.T. Miller with 0.8.

The Sabres have gone 10-17-4 away from home. Buffalo averages 8.8 penalty minutes per game, the ninth-most in the Eastern Conference. John Hayden leads the team serving 82 total minutes.

Buffalo defeated Vancouver 5-2 in the last meeting between these teams on Oct. 19.

TOP PERFORMERS: Miller leads the Canucks with 49 assists and has 73 points this season. Bo Horvat has five goals and six assists over the last 10 games for Vancouver.

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Alex Tuch leads the Sabres with a plus-four in 30 games this season. Tage Thompson has five goals and two assists over the last 10 games for Buffalo.

LAST 10 GAMES: Canucks: 5-4-1, averaging 3.4 goals, 5.8 assists, 2.2 penalties and 4.6 penalty minutes while giving up 3.4 goals per game with an .899 save percentage.

Sabres: 5-5-0, averaging 2.6 goals, 3.7 assists, 3.7 penalties and 11.7 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game with a .905 save percentage.

INJURIES: Canucks: None listed.

Sabres: Casey Fitzgerald: out (upper body).

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