Buffalo (28-13-3) at Edmonton (24-16-5) 9:00 pm EST
EDMONTON, Alberta (Ticker) -- Heading off on a six-game road
trip, the Buffalo Sabres hope to bring much of their sudden
offensive firepower with them.
The Sabres begin their longest trek of the season Monday when
they meet the Edmonton Oilers in their only encounter of the
Buffalo comes off its highest-scoring game in nearly 13
years - a 10-1 triumph over Los Angeles on Saturday. The win
moved the Sabres within four points of first-place Ottawa in
the Northeast Division.
Edmonton is in a tight race for the top spot in the Northwest
Division. The Oilers are in fourth place, four points behind
Calgary and two in back of Vancouver and Colorado.
Marc-Andre Bergeron scored two goals and added an assist for
Edmonton, which lost for the third time in four games with
Saturday's 5-3 defeat to the Senators. Goaltender Ty Conklin
was pulled after surrendering four tallies on 16 shots in 32
The teams have not met since October 16, 2003, when the Oilers
recorded a 4-1 win over the Sabres. Edmonton has a 21-5-3 home
mark against Buffalo.