Top scorers meet in Buffalo-Toronto matchup

Toronto Maple Leafs (31-20-8, third in the Atlantic Division) vs. Buffalo Sabres (26-24-8, sixth in the Atlantic Division)

Buffalo, New York; Sunday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: A pair of the league’s best scorers, Jack Eichel and Auston Matthews, meet when Buffalo and Toronto face off. Eichel currently ranks sixth in the NHL with 73 points and Matthews is 10th in the league with 71 points.

The Sabres are 9-11-2 in division games. Buffalo has allowed 41 power-play goals, killing 75% of opponent chances.

The Maple Leafs are 9-7-2 against opponents in the Atlantic Division. Toronto is eighth in the league shooting 10.5% and averaging 3.5 goals on 33.5 shots per game.

In their last meeting on Dec. 17, Toronto won 5-3. Matthews scored two goals for the Maple Leafs.

TOP PERFORMERS: Eichel leads the Sabres with 32 goals and has totalled 73 points. Rasmus Dahlin has totalled six assists over the last 10 games for Buffalo.

Matthews has collected 71 total points while scoring 42 goals and totalling 29 assists for the Maple Leafs. Zach Hyman has five goals and six assists over the last 10 games for Toronto.

LAST 10 GAMES: Maple Leafs: 6-3-1, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.7 assists, 3.1 penalties and 6.8 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game with a .908 save percentage.

Sabres: 4-5-1, averaging 2.2 goals, 3.5 assists, 2.2 penalties and 4.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game with a .910 save percentage.

INJURIES: Sabres: None listed.

Maple Leafs: Frederik Andersen: day to day (neck), Andreas Johnsson: out (knee).

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

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