The Carolina Hurricanes are fighting for the top seed in the Eastern Conference and they will have a real chance to get closer to it when they visit the Buffalo Sabres in KeyBank Center in Buffalo, NY on April 5, 2022.
- Buffalo Sabres vs Carolina Hurricanes
- NHL – Regular season
- Date – 5/4/2022
- Starting time – 7 PM ET
- Venue: KeyBank Center, Buffalo, NY
Buffalo Sabres Stats & Form
The Buffalo Sabres are fifth in the Atlantic Division and 12th in the Eastern Conference with a 25-34-11 record.
They have lost three of the last five games and are coming off a 5-3 loss to the Florida Panthers.
The Sabres are 11-19-10 in conference play. Buffalo is ninth in the Eastern Conference with 29.8 shots per game and is averaging 2.7 goals.
Tage Thompson leads the Sabres with 54 points, scoring 31 goals and collecting 23 assists. Jeff Skinner has five goals and four assists over the last 10 games for Buffalo.
The Sabres are 5-2-3 in the last 10 games, averaging three goals, 5.2 assists, 2.1 penalties and 4.4 penalty minutes while giving up 3.4 goals per game with an .887 save percentage.
Buffalo Sabres News
The Sabres will have their full roster available for tonight’s game.
Carolina Hurricanes Stats & Form
The Carolina Hurricanes are on top of the Metropolitan Division and second in the Eastern Conference with a 45-16-8 record.
They have won 3 of the last 5 games but are coming off a 3-1 loss to the Minnesota Wild.
The Hurricanes are 24-11-6 in Eastern Conference play. Carolina is third in the Eastern Conference averaging 5.8 assists per game, led by Tony DeAngelo with 0.7.
DeAngelo leads the Hurricanes with a plus-27 in 51 games this season. Teravainen has 10 points over the last 10 games for Carolina.
The Hurricanes are 4-3-3 in the last 10 games, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.8 assists, 4.2 penalties and 10.9 penalty minutes while allowing 2.2 goals per game with a .916 save percentage.
Carolina Hurricanes News
Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Ethan Bear will not play for the Hurricanes tonight.
Buffalo Sabres vs Carolina Hurricanes Head-to-Head Stats
The Carolina Hurricanes have absolutely dominated the Buffalo Sabres winning the last 13 games between these two. The last seven games have finished over 5.5 goals.
Buffalo Sabres vs Carolina Hurricanes Betting Odds
The Carolina Hurricanes are favorites to win against the Buffalo Sabres with -161 odds in their favor while the hosting Sabres are at 330. The draw is set at 392.
The total goals margin is set at 6 with -111 to go both ways.
The Carolina Hurricanes are second in the Eastern Conference with 4 point deficit to the leading Florida Panthers. This is a game that they must and will win in order to get a chance to reach the top seed before the playoff starts.
It’s been more than 5 years since the Sabres managed to defeat the Hurricanes and this is definitely not the time for that series to be snapped. The Hurricanes have won the last 5 games coming in after two days of rest, 15 of the last 22 games as a road favourite and 24 of the last 35 games against teams with a losing record.