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Blackhawks take on the Sabres on losing streak

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Buffalo Sabres (7-9-1, eighth in the Atlantic Division) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (5-10, eighth in the Central Division)

Chicago; Sunday, 7 p.m. EST

: Sabres -175, Blackhawks +146; over/under is 6.5

BOTTOM LINE: The Chicago Blackhawks look to stop a three-game skid when they take on the Buffalo Sabres.

Chicago is 5-10 overall and 1-4-0 in home games. The Blackhawks have gone 1-2-0 in games decided by a goal.

Buffalo has a 3-4-1 record in road games and a 7-9-1 record overall. The Sabres have gone 2-4-1 in games decided by a single goal.

Sunday’s game is the first time these teams square off this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Corey Perry has scored four goals with five assists for the Blackhawks. Connor Bedard has eight goals and three assists over the last 10 games.

Casey Mittelstadt has three goals and 10 assists for the Sabres. John-Jason Peterka has scored five goals and added five assists over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Blackhawks: 3-7-0, averaging 2.7 goals, 4.3 assists, 4.4 penalties and 9.7 penalty minutes while giving up 3.7 goals per game.

Sabres: 4-5-1, averaging 2.9 goals, 4.3 assists, 4.1 penalties and 9.3 penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game.

INJURIES: Blackhawks: Colin Blackwell: out (lower body), Luke Philp: out (achilles), Taylor Hall: day to day (undisclosed), Samuel Savoie: out (leg), Andreas Athanasiou: out (undisclosed), Jarred Tinordi: out (oblique).

Sabres: Henri Jokiharju: day to day (illness), Jack Quinn: out (achilles), Tage Thompson: out (upper-body).

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