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L.A. next stop on road trip

Buffalo looking to snap skid and get back to .500

⏰ 3:30 p.m.   ? MSG   ? WGR550

BUFStatsANA
24-23-8Record22-26-27
15-9-4Home12-10-3
9-14-4Away10-16-4
1-2Shootouts5-1
157Goals For143
173Goals Against171
22ndPP Rank31st
30thPK Rank23rd

Intro: The Sabres, who have lost two straight, will look to salvage their first road trip of the season in a matchup today against the Los Angeles Kings. Puck drop is slated for 3:30 PM ET. 

Season series: This is the first of two meetings between these teams. The next matchup won’t be until December 11th at Key Bank Center. The last time the Sabres beat the Kings was a 6-3 victory in December of 2016, while the Kings are currently winners of three straight. 

DateH/ATimeWinnerGWG
Sat, Oct. 20thAway4 p.m.W 5-1Jeff Skinner
Tues, Dec. 11thHome7 p.m.W 4-3 (OT)Jeff Skinner

Buffalo notes: After a strong performance in Arizona to kick off their road trip, the Sabres have floundered in the last two. They’ve only scored two goals in the last two games while giving up nine. Yesterday’s practice points to a shakeup today in both the forward lines and power-play units. 

#Top ScorersGPGoalsAssistsPoints
9Eichel68364278
23Reinhart69222850
68Olofsson54202242
26Dahlin5943640
55Ristolainen6962733

Los Angeles notes: The Kings are off to a disappointing and sluggish start to their season. With a record of 2-4-1, they’re losers of three-straight, the last being a 7-2 blowout at the hands of the New York Islanders. Buffalo native Alex Iafallo is off to a hot start leading the team in points with two goals and four assists. 

#Top ScorersGPGoalsAssistsPoints
15Ryan Getzlaf53112536
67Rickard Rakell49132033
33Jakob Silfverberg50161531
14Adam Henrique55181129
4Cam Fowler5591928

Starting goaltenders: 

Starting GoaltendersW/LGAASV %SHO
Carter Hutton15-17-32.84.9090
Career vs. TBL2-2-03.38.8760
Louis Domingue19-4-02.86.9080
Career vs. BUF3-3-02.87.8980

Line Combos:

Offense

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Defense

1st Pairing
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Goaltenders

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