SABRES (10-6-3) at BLACKHAWKS (8-7-4)
7 p.m. ET; ESPN+, NBCSCH, MSG-B, NHL.TV
The Chicago Blackhawks will look to win their fourth straight game when they host the Buffalo Sabres at United Center on Sunday.
Chicago, which has scored 17 goals during a season-long three-game winning streak, is 5-1-1 in its past seven games after going 1-4-2 in its previous seven.
The Blackhawks won 7-2 at the Nashville Predators on Saturday.
Chicago forward Patrick Kane has 16 points (seven goals, nine assists) in an eight-game point streak.
Buffalo ended a six-game winless streak (0-4-2) with a 4-2 victory against the Ottawa Senators on Saturday. Center Jack Eichel scored all four goals for the Sabres.
Goalie Carter Hutton is expected to start for Buffalo and appear in his 200th NHL game. He made his first NHL start with Chicago on April 27, 2013, at St. Louis.
Players to watch
Blackhawks rookie center Kirby Dach has four points (two goals, two assists) in a three-game point streak, his first multipoint streak in the NHL.
Sabres forward Victor Olofsson has four points (one goal, three assists) in a four-game point streak.
They said it
"[The Blackhawks] gave me a really good opportunity in Rockford [of the American Hockey League] there. ... Getting a chance in Rockford, I really got a chance to play and develop and show I could be an American League goalie. Then obviously Chicago giving me a chance to play in the NHL. They were really good to me when I was there and then from there, moving on. It's something pretty exciting, a lot of people there I'm grateful for so it'll be a fun night for me, for sure." -- Sabres goalie Carter Hutton on making his 200th NHL start in Chicago
"We've had a good stretch where we've been getting points and we want to extend it. I think that's what teams that end up where they want to [be], they extend those positive runs, they ride the wave so to speak. So that'll be our focus going into [Sunday]." -- Blackhawks coach Jeremy Colliton
Sabres projected lineup
Victor Olofsson -- Jack Eichel -- Sam Reinhart
Jeff Skinner -- Evan Rodrigues -- Conor Sheary
Jimmy Vesey -- Casey Mittelstadt -- Curtis Lazar
Zemgus Girgensons -- Rasmus Asplund -- Tage Thompson
Jake McCabe -- Rasmus Ristolainen
Rasmus Dahlin -- Brandon Montour
Marco Scandella -- Henri Jokiharju
Scratched: Colin Miller, John Gilmour
Injured: Johan Larsson (upper body), Vladimir Sobotka (lower body), Marcus Johansson (upper body), Zach Bogosian (hip), Kyle Okposo (undisclosed)
Blackhawks projected lineup
Alex Nylander -- Jonathan Toews -- Brandon Saad
Alex DeBrincat -- Dylan Strome -- Patrick Kane
Ryan Carpenter -- David Kampf -- Dominik Kubalik
Zack Smith -- Kirby Dach -- Andrew Shaw
Duncan Keith -- Connor Murphy
Calvin de Haan -- Brent Seabrook
Olli Maatta -- Erik Gustafsson
Scratched: Slater Koekkoek
Injured: Drake Caggiula (concussion protocol)
The Sabres recalled Thompson from Rochester of the American Hockey League after Okposo left the game Saturday. ... Crawford is expected to start after Lehner made 39 saves in the win at Nashville.
Seabrook will play his 1,100th NHL game. ... Kane needs three assists for 600 in the NHL. … Eichel has six points (five goals, one assist) in his past three games.