SABRES (17-7-3) AT PREDATORS (18-8-1)
8 p.m. ET; SNE, SNP, FS-TN, MSG-B, NHL.TV
The Buffalo Sabres will attempt to finish a three-game road trip with a win against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena on Monday.
Buffalo is 0-1-1 on the trip after winning its previous 10 games. Forward Jeff Skinner has scored 11 goals in his past 12 games.
The Predators will be without forward Filip Forsberg for the next 4-6 weeks because of an upper-body injury. Kevin Fiala was on the top line alongside Ryan Johansen and Ryan Hartman in a 5-2 win against the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday in Forsberg's absence.
Players to watch
Sabres forward Jack Eichel has four assists in his past two games and 13 points (one goal, 12 assists) in his past nine games.
Fiala has five points (two goals, three assists) in his past five games.
They said it
"We have different guys that contribute. We have, obviously, our stars that are getting the job done but at the same time, we have other guys chipping in. I think that's what makes us dangerous, just our all-out effort. Everybody believes in each other now, and that's a big thing." -- Sabres goalie Carter Hutton
"They're determined, and they're playing with a little chip on their shoulder and a lot of confidence. So for us I think it's a lot of what we did the other night. We had a good bounce back game, obviously, and I think it's picking up where we left off and even being a little bit better. I think we're going to have to be." -- Nashville defenseman Matt Irwin
Sabres projected lineup
Jeff Skinner -- Jack Eichel -- Sam Reinhart
Tage Thompson -- Casey Mittelstadt -- Kyle Okposo
Conor Sheary -- Evan Rodrigues -- Vladimir Sobotka
Patrik Berglund -- Johan Larsson -- Zemgus Girgensons
Lawrence Pilut -- Rasmus Ristolainen
Rasmus Dahlin -- Zach Bogosian
Nathan Beaulieu -- Casey Nelson
Scratched: Remi Elie, Matt Tennyson, Matt Hunwick
Injured: Jason Pominville (upper body), Scott Wilson (ankle), Jake McCabe (upper body), Marco Scandella (vertigo)
Predators projected lineup
Kevin Fiala -- Ryan Johansen -- Ryan Hartman
Eeli Tolvanen -- Calle Jarnkrok -- Craig Smith
Miikka Salomaki -- Colton Sissons -- Austin Watson
Frederick Gaudreau -- Nick Bonino -- Rocco Grimaldi
Roman Josi -- Ryan Ellis
Dan Hamhuis -- Mattias Ekholm
Matt Irwin -- Yannick Weber
Scratched: Zac Rinaldo, Anthony Bitetto
Injured: Viktor Arvidsson (broken thumb), P.K. Subban (upper body), Kyle Turris (undisclosed), Filip Forsberg (upper body)
Sabres coach Phil Housley said Sheary is a game-time decision. … The Predators reassigned forward Anthony Richard to Milwaukee of the American Hockey League.
Hutton is 7-1-0 with a 2.43 goals-against average and .925 save percentage in his past eight starts. … Rinne is 8-3-1 with a 1.76 GAA and .936 save percentage in his past 13 games.