SABRES (2-3-2) at JETS (4-4-0)
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Sabres team scope
A day after Buffalo Sabres goalie Anders Nilsson made 33 saves in a 3-0 victory against the Florida Panthers for his first shutout since March 4, 2012, it is expected Robin Lehner will get the start against the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday. Lehner, who is 1-2-1 with 3.01 goals-against average and a .892 save percentage in four starts, hasn't played since Oct. 20, missing three games with a stomach illness. "It [stinks], I really want to play right now," Lehner said after practice Friday. "I'm ready for Winnipeg." The Sabres ended a four-game losing streak (0-2-2) with the win against the Panthers. They are 1-1-2 on the road.
Video: BUF@VAN: Lehner robs Sutter with strong save
Jets team scope
Jets forward Patrik Laine continues to play at a point-per-game pace to start his rookie season in the NHL. The No. 2 pick in the 2016 NHL Draft has six goals and two assists in eight games. Four of his six goals have come on the power play; the Jets have five goals with the man-advantage. "When I came here, they had the worst power play last year, so I thought that I could bring something to the power play," Laine said. "And now I've got a couple goals on the power play. Those are important goals for these games. I'm just trying to help my team to win." Laine's eight points are tied with center Mark Scheifele for the Jets lead. Winnipeg's third line of Shawn Matthias, Adam Lowry and Joel Armia has five points in the past three games. "They've been so strong in all parts of the game, generating big chunks of our offence right now playing against the other team's best," coach Paul Maurice said. "Really excited about what they can continue to do."
Video: DAL@WPG: Laine scores second PPG with wicked wrister
Sabres projected lineup
Matt Moulson -- Ryan O'Reilly -- Kyle Okposo
Marcus Foligno -- Johan Larsson -- Brian Gionta
Zemgus Girgensons -- Sam Reinhart -- Tyler Ennis
Nicholas Baptiste -- Derek Grant -- Hudson Fasching
Josh Gorges -- Rasmus Ristolainen
Dmitry Kulikov -- Zach Bogosian
Jake McCabe -- Cody Franson
Injured: Jack Eichel (left high ankle sprain), Evander Kane (cracked ribs)
Jets projected lineup
Patrik Laine -- Mark Scheifele -- Blake Wheeler
Nikolaj Ehlers -- Mathieu Perreault - Kyle Connor
Shawn Matthias -- Adam Lowry -- Joel Armia
Brandon Tanev -- Alexander Burmistrov -- Chris Thorburn /Marko Dano
Josh Morrissey -- Dustin Byfuglien
Tobias Enstrom -- Tyler Myers
Mark Stuart - Ben Chiarot
Injured: Bryan Little (lower body), Drew Stafford (upper body)
The Jets on Friday recalled Dano from Manitoba of the American Hockey League. … Little will be out until the end of November with a lower-body injury. … Deslauriers likely will miss the game after getting injured late in the third period on Saturday. Buffalo called up Baptiste from Rochester of the American Hockey League.
Ristolainen has seven assists in seven games. … O'Reilly has three goals and three assists in his past six games. … Laine has six goals in eight games. … Scheifele has four goals and four assists in eight games.