Sabres at Stars
7 p.m. Saturday, American Airlines Center, Dallas
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Records: Sabres 8-9-2, 18 points; Stars 16-4-0, 32
About the Sabres: Buffalo lost to the Stars 3-1 on Tuesday and has lost three straight after Thurday’s 3-2 shootout loss to the St. Louis Blues. … The Sabres averaged 2.67 goals a game in winning five of six (5-1-0) from Oct. 30 to Nov. 12, but they are 0-1-2 with four goals during the three-game skid. … Buffalo is 4-3-1 on the road this season. … Goaltender Linus Ullmark, who has started the past two games, has given up two goals or fewer in six of his eight NHL starts, with a save percentage of at least .929 in each of those games.
About the Stars: Dallas is off to its best start in club history, having won four straight and seven of its past eight after Thursday’s 3-2 victory on the road over the Washington Capitals. … Dallas leads the Western Conference standings by five points and will enter Saturday with the most wins and most points in the NHL. ... The Stars are 7-2-0 at home this season. They didn’t win their seventh game at home last season until Dec. 29. The Stars were 17-16-8 at American Airlines Center last season. Dallas is 14-2 when leading or tied entering the third period this season. The Stars were 34-12-9 in those situations last season.
From staff reports