Stars at Sabres
6 p.m. Saturday, First Niagara Center, Buffalo
TV: FSSW Plus Radio: KTCK/1310 AM and 96.7 FM
Records: Stars 23-20-8, 54 pts.; Sabres 15-34-3, 33 pts.
About the Stars: Dallas is coming off a disappointing homestand on which it lost to Colorado in a shootout Tuesday before giving up two late goals in 5-3 loss to Tampa Bay on Thursday. … Dallas is tied for last with Minnesota in the rough-and-tumble Central Division, but both are only five points behind Vancouver, which sits in the second wild-card berth. … The Stars begin a three-game road trip. They have won three of their past four on the road and will look to take advantage of the left-for-dead Sabres. … Goalie Kari Lehtonen is 4-0-1 with a 2.29 GAA in his last five meetings against Buffalo. … Defenseman John Klingberg has totaled four goals with three assists over his past four games, including a goal Thursday.
About the Sabres: Buffalo was shut out for the ninth time this season — one short of the team record — after Thursday’s 3-0 loss to St. Louis. … The Sabres ended a franchise-record, 14-game losing streak with Monday’s 3-2 victory at Montreal, are last in the NHL with 33 points. … The Sabres have scored five goals over a season-worst, six-game home losing streak. … Zemgus Girgensons leads Buffalo with 13 goals but has only two goals in his last 15 games.
— From online reports