The Buffalo Sabres continue their 2 game road trip as they visit the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center this afternoon for a 3 p.m. matchup.
This will be the 2nd and final game between these two teams this season. The last time they met, Colorado brought their A-game to Buffalo in a 6-1 routing of the Sabres. Colorado’s Nathan MacKinnon led the way by scoring twice. Nathan Beaulieu had Buffalo’s lone goal.
The Sabres look to end a 3-game losing streak while also protecting their own net. Over the last 7 games, they have given up 33 goals (4.7 GAA). Recently acquired defenseman, Brandon Montour, has 4 points (2 goals, 2 assists) in his last 4 games played. He has been a breath of fresh air on the backend and will certainly look to continue to help the Sabres offensively and defensively.
The Avalanche will be without top line winger, Gabriel Landeskog, due to injury. Unlike the Sabres, the Avalanche have their sights set on the playoffs as they are only 4 points out of the final wildcard spot with a game in hand. After a 4-0 blanking by the Dallas Stars on Thursday, they will be ready to get back into the win column.