SABRES (12-10-4) at MAPLE LEAFS (12-11-4)
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The Buffalo Sabres look to complete a home-and-home sweep against the Toronto Maple Leafs when the teams play at Scotiabank Arena on Saturday.
The Sabres scored four consecutive goals in a 6-4 win against the Maple Leafs in Buffalo on Friday. They are 2-1-1 in their past four games and 3-8-3 in their past 14.
The loss was Toronto's first under coach Sheldon Keefe, who had won his first three games since replacing Mike Babcock on Nov. 20.
Goalie Frederik Andersen will start for the Maple Leafs after backing up Michael Hutchinson on Friday; and forward Alexander Kerfoot returns to the lineup after a two-game suspension.
Carter Hutton, who was the backup to Linus Ullmark on Friday, will start for the Sabres.
Players to watch
Sabres center Jack Eichel, who scored twice and had an assist against the Maple Leafs on Friday, has 15 points (eight goals, seven assists) during an eight-game point streak.
Maple Leafs center John Tavares, who scored twice Friday, has four points (three goals, one assist) in his past two games and needs one assist for 400 in the NHL.
They said it
"We're not going to care about the standings until April 4, it's something we've talked about from the start. We need to take care of developing a consistent game here, we're in a learning phase. We want to stay in the race but above all it's about our development right now, small picture. But we love our last five games." -- Sabres coach Ralph Krueger
"Moving forward it's going to be more important for us to be more consistent over 60 minutes and we can worry about that tonight." -- Maple Leafs defenseman Morgan Rielly on giving up a 2-0 lead against the Sabres on Friday
Sabres projected lineup
Victor Olofsson -- Jack Eichel -- Sam Reinhart
Jimmy Vesey -- Casey Mittelstadt -- Marcus Johansson
Jeff Skinner -- Johan Larsson -- Conor Sheary
Zemgus Girgensons -- Rasmus Asplund
Jake McCabe -- Zach Bogosian
Brandon Montour -- Rasmus Ristolainen
Henri Jokiharju -- Marco Scandella
Scratched: Curtis Lazar, Jean-Sebastien Dea
Injured: Kyle Okposo (concussion), Vladimir Sobotka (knee), Tage Thompson (upper body), Evan Rodrigues (lower body), Rasmus Dahlin (concussion)
Maple Leafs projected lineup
Andreas Johnsson -- Auston Matthews -- William Nylander
Ilya Mikheyev -- John Tavares-- Zach Hyman
Alexander Kerfoot -- Jason Spezza -- Kasperi Kapanen
Nic Petan -- Frederik Gauthier - Dmytro Timashov
Morgan Rielly -- Cody Ceci
Jake Muzzin -- Justin Holl
Travis Dermott -- Tyson Barrie
Scratched: Pierre Engvall, Nicholas Shore
Injured: Mitchell Marner (ankle), Trevor Moore (shoulder)
Krueger said he is considering dressing seven defensemen and 11 forwards as the Sabres did against Toronto on Friday but would not confirm his lineup until game-time. … The Maple Leafs did not hold a morning skate.
Vesey has five points (three goals, two assists) during a four-game point streak… Olofsson has six points (three goals, three assists) during a six-game point streak… Kapanen has four points (two goals, two assists) during a three-game point streak… Mikheyev has six assists in his past five games… Spezza has six points (two goals, four assists) in his past six games.