The Buffalo Sabres continue their west coast trip with a visit on Saturday to the San Jose Sharks. Buffalo defeated the Los Angeles Kings 3-0 on Thursday as Carter Hutton posted his second consecutive shutout stopping all 47 shots in net. Casey Mittelstadt scored two goals for the Sabres. With the win, Buffalo improved to 6-1-1 and leads the Atlantic Division with 13 points.
San Jose won its third straight by beating the Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday 5-2. Evander Kane scored a hat trick in the first period to become the first Sharks player to score three times in the first period. Also scoring a goal for the Sharks were Barclay Goodrow and Tomas Hertl, while Martin Jones stopped 36 shots in net.
Victor Olofsson leads Buffalo in goals scored with six, while Rasmus Dahlin is the team leader in assists with eight and Jack Eichel leads in points with 10. Carter Hutton is 5-0-0 with goals against per game of 1.39 and saves percentage of .953. Buffalo is scoring 3.63 goals per game while allowing 2.25 per game.
Evander Kane is leading San Jose in goals scored with four. Logan Couture is leading the Sharks in assists with six and Brent Burns leads in points with seven. Martin Jones is 2-3-0 with goals against of 3.24 and save percentage of .902. San Jose is scoring an average of 2.57 goals per game while allowing an average of 3.43 per game.