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 gained 5-4 time beyond regulation in opposition to the Washington Capitals.
Buffalo are 19-15-2 general and 8-8-2 at house. Sabers ranks on the high of his NHL play with a complete of 142 objectives (averaging 3.9 objectives per sport).
Minnesota has an general document of 22-13-2 and a 10-6-1 document on the highway. Wild allowed his 102 objectives and a +16 rating distinction noticed him rating 118.
Saturday’s sport will see these groups face off for the primary time this season.
High performer: Jeff Skinner has 17 objectives and 22 assists for the Sabers. Thompson has 9 objectives and 6 assists in his final 10 video games.
Kirill Kaprizov has 22 objectives and 25 assists within the Wild. Mats Zuccarello has seven objectives and 5 assists in his final 10 appearances.
Final 10 video games: Sabers: 7-2-1, averaging 3.8 objectives, 6.4 assists, 3.4 penalties, 7.6 penalty minutes and giving up 2.5 objectives per sport.
Wild: 8-2-0, averaging 3.5 objectives, 5.5 assists, 4.7 penalties, 12.9 penalty minutes and giving up 1.7 objectives per sport.
Injured: Sabers: Owen Energy: out (decrease physique).
Wilde: Jake Middleton: out (ailing), Marcus Foligno: out (decrease physique).
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