NHL

Vancouver Canucks (14-11-4)


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vs. Edm 
L 2-3
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vs. Ott 
W 5-2
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vs. Buf 
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vs. Tor 
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vs. Car 
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Sabres look to bounce back vs. well-rested Canucks

The Buffalo Sabres continue their three-game road trip through Canada on Saturday afternoon when they visit the Vancouver Canucks.

The trip started on Thursday night with a 4-3 loss at Calgary and concludes Sunday in Edmonton. Buffalo, which began the season with a 9-2-1 start, has gone just 4-9-4 in its past 17 games. Nonetheless, the Sabres enter Friday's action still tied for second place in the Atlantic Division with Florida, trailing first-place Boston by 15 points.

Problems on special teams plagued the Sabres in the 4-3 loss at Calgary. Jack Eichel scored a power-play goal with 47.4 seconds remaining to draw Buffalo to within a goal, but the Sabres were 0-for-7 with the extra man before that and also allowed a short-handed goal.

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Leaders
Points: E. Pettersson32
Plus/Minus: B. Sutter5
Shots on Goal: B. Boeser87
PIM: A. Edler34
Win: J. Markstrom8
Shutouts: None 
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 94 (7)
Shots: 931 (11)
PP%: 26.5% (4)
Penalty Minutes: 241 (16)
Assists: 164 (5)
SH Goals: 4 (11)
Standings
Pacific Division
  W L OTL Pts
Arizona 17 10 4 38
Edmonton 17 10 3 37
Vegas 15 11 5 35
Vancouver 14 11 4 32
San Jose 15 13 2 32
Calgary 14 12 4 32
Anaheim 12 12 4 28
Los Angeles 11 16 2 24
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 85 (19)
Shots Against: 924 (16)
PK%: 81.6% (15)
Penalty Minutes: 271 (5)
Shutouts: 0 (30)
Sv%: 0.908 (13)
Injuries
Date Player Status
12/1 T. Graovac Lower-body injury - left game (IR)
11/30 A. Edler Upper-body injury - left game (IR)
11/23 J. Beagle Lower-body injury (IR)
11/12 B. Sutter Strained groin - left game (IR)
10/30 M. Ferland Concussion - left game (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
12/6 N. Goldobin Sent to minors Utica-AHL
12/2 M. DiPietro Called up from minors from Utica-AHL
12/2 J. Markstrom Granted Leave of Absence
12/1 J. Chatfield Called up from minors from Utica-AHL
12/1 A. Roussel Called up from minors from Utica-AHL
11/26 N. Goldobin Called up from minors from Utica-AHL
11/26 S. Baertschi Sent to minors Utica-AHL
11/25 A. Roussel Sent to minors Utica-AHL for conditioning stint
11/13 T. Graovac Called up from minors from Utica-AHL
11/13 Z. MacEwen Called up from minors from Utica-AHL