Hurricanes take on the Sabers on a six-game winning streak
Carolina Hurricanes (33-9-8, 1st in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Buffalo Sabers (26-19-4, fourth in the Atlantic Division)
Buffalo, New York; Wednesday, 7:30 PM EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NHL LINE: Hurricanes -158, Sabers +136; more/less than 6.5
BOTTOM LINE: The Carolina Hurricanes visit the Buffalo Sabers as they look to extend a six-game winning streak.
Buffalo has gone 11-12-2 at home and 26-19-4 overall. The Sabers are third in the league with 184 total goals (averaging 3.8 per game).
Carolina is 16-4-6 in road games and 33-9-8 overall. The Hurricanes are 11-2-0 in games, scoring one or more power play goals.
The teams will meet for the second time this season on Wednesday. The Hurricanes won the previous matchup 5-3.
TOP PERFORMERS: Rasmus Dahlin has 14 goals and 40 assists for the Sabres. Victor Olofsson has scored eight goals with one assist in the past 10 games.
Sebastian Aho has 22 goals and 24 assists for the Hurricanes. Martin Necas has four goals and four assists in the last 10 games.
LAST 10 MATCHES: Sabers: 6-2-2, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.4 assists, 2.6 penalties and 6.3 penalty minutes while conceding 2.7 goals per game.
Hurricanes: 8-1-1, averaging 4.1 goals, 5.9 assists, 3.8 penalties and nine penalty minutes while conceding 2.4 goals per game.
INJURIES: Sabers: Dylan Cozens: day to day (undisclosed), Tage Thompson: day to day (upper body), Mattias Samuelsson: day to day (lower body).
Hurricanes: Jaccob Slavin: daily (lower body), Ondrej Kase: off (concussion), Jake Gardiner: off (hip/back), Max Pacioretty: off (Achilles).
The Associated Press created this story using technology from Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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