Winnipeg takes on Buffalo after Ehlers' 2-goal game
Thu, Nov 16, 2023
NHL News (AP)
Buffalo Sabres (7-8-1, seventh in the Atlantic Division) vs. Winnipeg Jets (8-5-2, third in the Central Division)
Winnipeg, Manitoba; Friday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Winnipeg Jets host the Buffalo Sabres after Nikolaj Ehlers' two-goal game against the New Jersey Devils in the Jets' 6-3 win.
Winnipeg is 8-5-2 overall and 4-3-1 in home games. The Jets have a 1-1-1 record in games decided by a goal.
Buffalo is 3-3-1 on the road and 7-8-1 overall. The Sabres rank fourth in the league with 73 total penalties (averaging 4.6 per game).
The matchup Friday is the first meeting of the season between the two teams.
TOP PERFORMERS: Joshua Morrissey has one goal and 13 assists for the Jets. Kyle Connor has scored 10 goals with five assists over the last 10 games.
Casey Mittelstadt has scored three goals with 10 assists for the Sabres. Owen Power has one goal and six assists over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Jets: 6-2-2, averaging 3.9 goals, seven assists, four penalties and 9.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game.
Sabres: 5-4-1, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.1 assists, 4.7 penalties and 11.6 penalty minutes while giving up 3.3 goals per game.
INJURIES: Jets: Rasmus Kupari: out (shoulder), Gabriel Vilardi: out (knee), Ville Heinola: out (ankle).
Sabres: Henri Jokiharju: day to day (illness), Jack Quinn: out (achilles), Zach Benson: out (lower body), Tage Thompson: out (upper-body), Alex Tuch: day to day (upper body), Eric Comrie: out (lower body).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar."