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Buffalo Sabres (12-14-3, seventh in the Atlantic Division) vs. Colorado Avalanche (17-9-2, first in the Central Division)

Denver; Wednesday, 9:30 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The Central Division-leading Colorado Avalanche host the Buffalo Sabres.

Colorado is 17-9-2 overall and 10-4-0 in home games. The Avalanche have a 16-2-2 record in games they score three or more goals.

Buffalo has a 12-14-3 record overall and a 6-7-2 record in road games. The Sabres have a 12-4-1 record in games they score at least three goals.

Wednesday’s game is the second time these teams meet this season. The Sabres won 4-0 in the previous meeting.

TOP PERFORMERS: Nathan MacKinnon has 12 goals and 27 assists for the Avalanche. Ryan Johansen has scored three goals with one assist over the past 10 games.

Tage Thompson has scored seven goals with eight assists for the Sabres. Kyle Okposo has five goals and three assists over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Avalanche: 5-3-2, averaging three goals, 5.3 assists, 3.1 penalties and 8.3 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game.

Sabres: 4-5-1, averaging three goals, 4.5 assists, 3.1 penalties and 7.9 penalty minutes while giving up 3.3 goals per game.

INJURIES: Avalanche: Chris Wagner: out (achilles), Joel Kiviranta: day to day (illness), Artturi Lehkonen: out (neck), Gabriel Landeskog: out (knee), Pavel Francouz: out for season (groin), Samuel Girard: out (personal).

Sabres: Zemgus Girgensons: out (lower body), Jack Quinn: out (achilles), Alex Tuch: out (lower body), Jordan Greenway: out (upper-body).

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


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