The Buffalo Sabres look to snap a two-game losing streak when they visit the Edmonton Oilers on Monday night. The Sabres lost to Tampa Bay 5-3 on Saturday, after giving up three goals in the third period. Sam Reinhart, Tage Thompson and Marco Scandella each scored one goal for the Sabres in the loss.
Edmonton lost its last outing to Arizona 3-2 on Saturday night. Connor McDavid and Kris Russell each scored goals for the Oilers in the loss. The loss was Edmonton’s ninth in its last 12. Edmonton is 21-21-3 with 45 points and is fifth in the Pacific division 17 points behind first place Calgary.
Jeff Skinner leads Buffalo in goals scored with 30. Jack Eichel is the leader in assists with 34 and points with 49. Carter Hutton in net is 14-15-3 with a goal’s against average of 2.62 and save percentage of .916. On the season, Buffalo is 19th in goals scored per game at 2.84 and 13th in goals against at 2.87.
Connor McDavid leads the Oilers in goals with 27, in assists with 40 and points with 67. Goalie Mikko Koskinen is 12-8-1 with a goals against average of 2.72 and save percentage of .913. Edmonton on the season is 24th in goals scored per game at 2.76 and 24th in goals against per game at 3.20.