Buffalo visits Pittsburgh after Bjork’s 2-goal sport

Buffalo Sabers (15-32-7, eighth in the East Division) versus Pittsburgh Penguins (35-16-3, first in the East Division)

Pittsburgh; Thursday, 7 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Penguins -313, Sabers +247

BOTTOM: Buffalo visits the Pittsburgh Penguins after Anders Bjork scores two goals in the Sabers 4-3 win over the Islanders.

The penguins are 35-16-3 in division games. Pittsburgh ranks third in the league with 9.2 points per game, averaging 3.4 goals and 5.8 assists.

The Sabers are 15-32-7 against East Division teams. Buffalo is serving 6.2 penalty minutes per game, the fewest in the league. Steven Fogarty leads the team with an average of 0.9.

Buffalo defeated Pittsburgh 4-2 in the last meeting of these teams on April 18. Sam Reinhart scored two goals for the Sabers in the win.

TOP PERFORMERS: Sidney Crosby leads the penguins with 23 goals and has 60 points. Jake Guentzel has three goals and seven assists in the last 10 games for Pittsburgh.

Reinhart leads the Sabers with 25 goals and has 40 points. Victor Olofsson has provided six assists in the last 10 games for Buffalo.

LAST 10 MATCHES: Penguins: 7-3-0, average 3.7 goals, 6.2 assists, 2.9 penalties and seven penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game with a saving of 0.914 percent.

Sabers: 4-6-0, average 2.6 goals, 4.2 assists, 2.8 penalties and 5.9 penalty minutes while giving up 3.6 goals per game with a saving of 0.908 percent.

INJURIES: Penguins: Evan Rodrigues: Day after Day (lower body), Michael Matheson: Out (upper body).

Sabers: Carter Hutton: out (lower body), Jake McCabe: out (knees), Jack Eichel: out for the season (neck), Linus Ullmark: out (lower body).


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

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