Sabres to host Matthews and the Maple Leafs

March 12, 2022 GMT

Toronto Maple Leafs (37-16-5, third in the Atlantic) vs. Buffalo Sabres (19-32-8, seventh in the Atlantic)

Hamilton; Sunday, 4 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Auston Matthews and Toronto square off against Buffalo. He currently ranks fifth in the in the NHL with 76 points, scoring 44 goals and recording 32 assists.

The Sabres are 6-10-4 against Atlantic teams. Buffalo ranks ninth in the Eastern Conference with 29.6 shots per game and is averaging 2.6 goals.

The Maple Leafs are 20-8-2 in Eastern Conference play. Toronto ranks second in the Eastern Conference recording 10.2 points per game, averaging 3.7 goals and 6.5 assists.

In their last matchup on March 2, Buffalo won 5-1. Dylan Cozens recorded a team-high 2 points for the Sabres.

TOP PERFORMERS: Tage Thompson leads the Sabres with 23 goals and has 42 points. Kyle Okposo has four goals and three assists over the last 10 games for Buffalo.

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Matthews leads the Maple Leafs with 76 points, scoring 44 goals and adding 32 assists. Mitch Marner has 17 points over the last 10 games for Toronto.

LAST 10 GAMES: Sabres: 3-7-0, averaging 2.5 goals, 3.9 assists, 3.4 penalties and 9.6 penalty minutes while giving up 3.4 goals per game with an .890 save percentage.

Maple Leafs: 5-3-2, averaging 4.3 goals, 7.7 assists, three penalties and 6.3 penalty minutes while allowing 4.3 goals per game with an .855 save percentage.

INJURIES: Sabres: Casey Fitzgerald: day to day (upper body), Zemgus Girgensons: out (undisclosed), Rasmus Asplund: day to day (lower body).

Maple Leafs: Rasmus Sandin: day to day (illness), Jack Campbell: out (rib).

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