In a matchup between two teams with totally different seasons, the Buffalo Sabres are hosting the New York Rangers in KeyBank Center in Buffalo, NY on December 10, 2021.
- Buffalo Sabres vs New York Rangers
- NHL – Regular season
- Date – 10/12/2021
- Starting time – 7 PM ET
- Venue: KeyBank Center, Buffalo, NY
Buffalo Sabres Stats & Form
The Buffalo Sabres are currently 6th in the Atlantic Division and 13th in the Eastern Conference with an 8-14-3 record. They have lost nine of the last ten games and are currently on a five-game losing streak. The last time the Sabres won, was on November 27 against the Montreal Canadiens.
In the last one, they failed 2-0 at home against the Anaheim Ducks. The Sabres’ defense was an improvement after they allowed 20 goals in their previous three losses. Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen stopped 21 shots in his season debut for the Sabres.
The Sabres are 4-8-3 in Eastern Conference games. Buffalo averages just 2.9 penalties per game, the least in the league. Henri Jokiharju leads them averaging 0.4. Tage Thompson leads the Sabres with 10 goals, adding six assists and totaling 16 points. Kyle Okposo has two goals and six assists over the last 10 games for Buffalo.
Buffalo Sabres News
Craig Anderson, Drake Caggiula, Dustin Tokarski and Alex Tuch will not be available for coach Don Granato tonight while Robert Hagg and Malcolm Subban will be a game-time decision.
New York Rangers Stats & Form
The New York Rangers have been one of the best teams in the NHL in the last month despite their seven-game winning streak being snapped after a 7-3 loss to the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday. The Rangers are currently second in the Metropolitan Division and sixth in the Eastern Conference with a 17-5-3 record.
Jacob Trouba, Nils Lundkvist and Filip Chytil scored for the Rangers, who lost at home for the first time since October 25 against Calgary. Rangers’ rookie Adam Huska made his NHL debut and finished with 32 saves.
The Rangers are 12-2-0 in Eastern Conference play. New York averages 10.4 penalty minutes per game, the sixth-most in the league. Jacob Trouba leads the team serving 38 total minutes.
Chris Kreider leads the Rangers with 17 goals and has 21 points. Artemi Panarin has 11 assists over the last 10 games for New York.
New York Rangers News
Samuel Blais, Gregg McKegg and Igor Shesterkin will not be available for coach Gerard Gallant for tonight’s game against Buffalo.
Buffalo Sabres vs New York Rangers Head-to-Head Stats
New York took down Buffalo 5-4 in the last meeting between these teams on November 21.
The Rangers have won seven of the last eight games against Buffalo. Three of the last five games between these two have gone under 5.5 goals.
Buffalo Sabres vs New York Rangers Betting Odds
The New York Rangers are favorites to win against the Buffalo Sabres with -103 odds in their favor while the hosting Sabres are at 206. The draw is set at 356.
The total goals margin is set at 6 with -105 to go over and -125 for under.
The New York Rangers will use the game against the local rival to get back on winning track. The Rangers have dominated Buffalo in recent years and will do so tonight when they meet in KeyBank Center. A Rangers win with over 5.5 goals is a great deal.