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Monday, February 2nd (All times eastern)

Buffalo Sabres (26-19-5) at Anaheim Ducks (25-22-5), 10 p.m.

(Sports Network) - The Buffalo Sabres will try to cap their longest road trip of the season with a victory when they visit the Anaheim Ducks for tonight's interconference battle at the Honda Center.

The Sabres are 3-2-0 on a six-game swing and are now 13-10-3 as the visiting team this season. After tonight, Buffalo will play two straight and five of its next six games on home ice, beginning with Wednesday's divisional battle against Toronto.

The high point so far on the trip for Buffalo came in a 10-2 blowout win against Edmonton last Tuesday, but the Sabres also earned an impressive win on Saturday night in Phoenix. Ryan Miller logged his fourth shutout of the season with 28 saves, as the Sabres handed the Coyotes a 2-0 loss.

Daniel Paille and Tim Connolly got the goals for Buffalo. Paille's goal was his fifth of the season and his first since December 22, ending a 15-game goalless drought.

Thomas Vanek added an assist in the win to push his scoring streak to six games. He has two goals and seven assists during the run.

The Ducks had an up-and-down January, posting a 6-7-1 record during the month. However, Anaheim did close the month by winning two of its last three games and is coming off Saturday's close win at Colorado.

Teemu Selanne netted the game-winner early in the third period, as the Ducks edged the Avalanche, 4-3, at Pepsi Center. Selanne was appearing in his 617th career game as a Duck, passing Steve Rucchin for the all-time lead in franchise history.

Ryan Getzlaf and Scott Niedermayer both registered a goal and two assists for the Ducks, who had lost five of their previous seven games. Jonas Hiller recorded 34 saves to earn the win.

Niedermayer extended his point streak to five games, while Bobby Ryan added an assist to push his run to seven games. Ryan, a leading candidate for the Calder Trophy as the league's top rookie, has 34 points (17 goals, 17 assists) in 34 games this season.

The Ducks are just 13-11-3 as the host club this season and have lost two straight and three of their last four home games.

Buffalo is 8-1 with a pair of ties in the last 11 meetings with the Ducks, but Anaheim won the last time the clubs met on December 5 of last season at the Honda Center.

02/02 10:38:05 ET


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