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Sunday, October 26th (All times eastern)

Buffalo Sabres (4-4-0-0) at Colorado Avalanche (4-3-0-0), 9 p.m.

(Sports Network) - A pair of teams looking to win their third consecutive game tangle this evening in Denver, as the Colorado Avalanche skate with the Buffalo Sabres at the Pepsi Center.

Colorado has won back-to-back games for the first time this season, including a 5-3 win over the Nashville Predators on Saturday, The Avalanche have outscored their last two opponents, 11-4.

Milan Hejduk finished with two goals and an assist to pace Colorado to the win on Saturday. Peter Forsberg contributed a goal and two assists for the Avalanche, while Teemu Selanne and Steve Konowalchuk also scored. Konwalchuk was acquired from Washington just a few days ago.

David Aebischer stopped 16 shots for Colorado, which built a 3-0 lead and hung on to remain unbeaten in its last six trips to Nashville (5-0-1). Alex Tanguay chipped in with two assists.

Buffalo will be closing out a season-long, six-game road trip this evening. The Sabres are 3-2 over their first five contests on the swing. Buffalo is fresh off a 5-2 victory over the Anaheim Mighty Ducks on Friday.

Taylor Pyatt's second goal of the game midway through the third period lifted the Sabres to the victory. Pyatt has four goals in his last two games and five total on the season.

J.P. Dumont and Dmitri Kalinin each had a goal and an assist for Buffalo, while Adam Mair also scored and Daniel Briere collected three assists in the win.

Chris Drury had two assists and has at least one point in six straight games for Buffalo.

Martin Biron made 34 saves as the Sabres improved to 6-0-2 in the last eight meetings with Anaheim.

Buffalo was 2-for-3 on the power play in the win.

The Sabres won the only meeting between these teams last season, 4-3, in overtime. The Avs still own a 2-1 advantage in this set over the past two campaigns. Buffalo is 5-3-1 in its last nine and 7-4-2 in the last 13 meetings.

10/26 10:11:21 ET

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