Sun, Mar 19, 2023 3:10 AM
By The Associated Press, Data Skrive
Boston Bruins (52-11-5, first in the Atlantic Division) vs. Buffalo Sabres (33-29-6, fifth in the Atlantic Division)
Buffalo, New York; Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NHL LINE: Bruins -185, Sabres +156; over/under is 6.5
BOTTOM LINE: The Buffalo Sabres host the Boston Bruins after Victor Olofsson scored two goals in the Sabres' 5-2 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers.
Buffalo is 33-29-6 overall and 10-10-1 against the Atlantic Division. The Sabres have scored 247 total goals (3.6 per game) to rank third in the league.
Boston is 52-11-5 overall and 12-5-3 against the Atlantic Division. The Bruins are 15-4-4 in games their opponents serve more penalty minutes.
The teams play Sunday for the fourth time this season. The Bruins won the previous matchup 3-1.
TOP PERFORMERS: Jeff Skinner has 29 goals and 38 assists for the Sabres. Olofsson has three goals over the past 10 games.
David Pastrnak has scored 47 goals with 44 assists for the Bruins. Dmitry Orlov has three goals and nine assists over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Sabres: 2-6-2, averaging 2.8 goals, 4.3 assists, 2.8 penalties and 5.9 penalty minutes while giving up 4.2 goals per game.
Bruins: 7-3-0, averaging 3.7 goals, 6.8 assists, 3.8 penalties and 8.2 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game.
INJURIES: Sabres: Eric Comrie: out (lower body), Mattias Samuelsson: out (upper body).
Bruins: Nick Foligno: out (lower-body), Derek Forbort: day to day (lower body), Taylor Hall: out (lower body).