Minnesota Wild (22-13-2, No. 3 Central Division) vs. Buffalo Sabers (19-15-2, No. 4 Atlantic Division)
Buffalo, New York.Saturday, 7:00 p.m. ET
Conclusion: After Tage Thompson scored a hat-trick, the Buffalo Sabers hosted the Minnesota Wild and the Sabers won 5-4 overtime against the Washington Capitals.
Buffalo are 19-15-2 overall and 8-8-2 at home. Sabers ranks at the top of his NHL play with a total of 142 goals (averaging 3.9 goals per game).
Minnesota has an overall record of 22-13-2 and a 10-6-1 record on the road. Wild allowed his 102 goals and a +16 score difference saw him score 118.
Saturday’s game will see these teams face off for the first time this season.
Top performer: Jeff Skinner has 17 goals and 22 assists for the Sabers. Thompson has nine goals and six assists in his last 10 games.
Kirill Kaprizov has 22 goals and 25 assists in the Wild. Mats Zuccarello has seven goals and five assists in his last 10 appearances.
Last 10 games: Sabers: 7-2-1, averaging 3.8 goals, 6.4 assists, 3.4 penalties, 7.6 penalty minutes and giving up 2.5 goals per game.
Wild: 8-2-0, averaging 3.5 goals, 5.5 assists, 4.7 penalties, 12.9 penalty minutes and giving up 1.7 goals per game.
Injured: Sabers: Owen Power: out (lower body).
Wilde: Jake Middleton: out (ill), Marcus Foligno: out (lower body).
The Associated Press produced this article using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.