Blackhawks visit the Sabres after shootout victory

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Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Chicago Blackhawks (13-29-2, eighth in the Central Division) vs. Buffalo Sabres (19-21-4, seventh in the Atlantic Division)

Buffalo, New York; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. EST

: Sabres -284, Blackhawks +229; over/under is 6.5

BOTTOM LINE: The Chicago Blackhawks visit the Buffalo Sabres after the Blackhawks defeated the San Jose Sharks 2-1 in a shootout.

Buffalo has a 10-11-1 record in home games and a 19-21-4 record overall. The Sabres have a -12 scoring differential, with 130 total goals scored and 142 conceded.

Chicago has a 4-18-1 record on the road and a 13-29-2 record overall. The Blackhawks have gone 3-15-0 when they serve more penalty minutes than their opponent.

The teams square off Wednesday for the second time this season. The Sabres won 3-2 in the last meeting.

TOP PERFORMERS: Rasmus Dahlin has scored 12 goals with 23 assists for the Sabres. Tage Thompson has five goals and three assists over the past 10 games.

Philipp Kurashev has eight goals and 16 assists for the Blackhawks. Jason Dickinson has scored three goals and added two assists over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Sabres: 5-4-1, averaging 2.7 goals, 4.5 assists, 4.1 penalties and 12 penalty minutes while giving up 2.5 goals per game.

Blackhawks: 2-7-1, averaging 1.6 goals, 2.6 assists, 4.3 penalties and 11.5 penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game.

INJURIES: Sabres: Jeff Skinner: out (upper body), Victor Olofsson: day to day (illness), Mattias Samuelsson: day to day (upper body).

Blackhawks: Anthony Beauvillier: out (wrist), Luke Philp: out (achilles), Taylor Hall: out for season (knee), Tyler Johnson: out (foot), Samuel Savoie: out (leg), Andreas Athanasiou: out (groin), Connor Bedard: out (jaw), Connor Murphy: day to day (lower body), Nick Foligno: out (finger), Nikita Zaitsev: day to day (undisclosed).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.