In a matchup between two teams with totally different seasons, the Buffalo Sabres are hosting the Florida Panthers in KeyBank Center in Buffalo, NY on March 7, 2022.
- Buffalo Sabres vs Florida Panthers
- NHL – Regular season
- Date – 7/3/2022
- Starting time – 7 PM ET
- Venue: KeyBank Center, Buffalo, NY
Buffalo Sabres Stats & Form
The Buffalo Sabres are sixth in the Atlantic Division and 13th in the Eastern Conference with an 18-31-8 record.
After losing 6 consecutive games, the Sabres won two consecutive games scoring 5 goals in each of those. First, they defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-1 on the road and then went on to beat the Minnesota Wild 5-4. Still, the Sabres were shut down last night losing 3-0 against the Los Angeles Kings.
Buffalo is 9-15-4 at home and 3-7-0 in the last 10 games. Tage Thompson leads the team with 23 goals and 19 assists for a total of 42 points.
The Sabres are among the six worst defensive teams in the league as they allow 3.6 goals per game on 34.2 shots per game.
The Sabres have lost 12 of the last 16 games against Atlantic Division rivals and 23 of the last 31 games in the fourth game of a 4-in-6 situation. They have played over the total goals margin in 6 of the last 7 home games.
Buffalo Sabres News
Henri Jokiharju, Colin Miller, Malcolm Subban, Will Butcher, Drake Caggiula and Vinnie Hinostroza will not play for the Sabres.
Florida Panthers Stats & Form
The Florida Panthers are on top of the Atlantic Division and in second place in the Eastern Conference with a 37-13-5 record.
After losing three straight home games for the first time this season, the Panthers bounced back with two consecutive wins over Ottawa 3-0 and over Detroit 6-2. Anton Lundell scored twice against the Red Wings and Mason Marchment, Anthony Duclair, Sam Bennett and Lucas Carlsson also scored for Florida.
The Panthers are 12-7-5 on the road and 6-4-0 in the last 10 games. Jonathan Huberdeau leads Florida with 76 points, and is leading the league with 58 assists.
Florida is the best-scoring team in the league with 4.1 goals per game and are also on top with 37 shots on goal per game.
The Panthers have won 5 of the last 6 games, the last 4 against Atlantic Division rivals and 9 of the last 11 against Eastern Conference teams.
Florida Panthers News
Markus Nutivaara and Joe Thornton are out for the Panthers.
Buffalo Sabres vs Florida Panthers Head-to-Head Stats
Florida has won 6 of the last 10 games against Buffalo but the Sabres have won 3 of the last 4. In the first game this season, the Panthers won 7-4 back in December.
Three of the last five games between these two have gone over 5.5 goals.
Buffalo Sabres vs Florida Panthers Betting Odds
The Florida Panthers are favorites to win against the Buffalo Sabres with -152 odds in their favor while the hosting Sabres are at 292. The draw is set at 410.
The total goals margin is set at 6.5 with the odds for both ways at -110.
The Florida Panthers are one of the top contenders this season and will try to get to the top seed in the conference in order to have a home court advantage during the playoffs. As they have lost the first place in the East, they have to win against teams with losing records such as Buffalo.
The Sabres are coming off a tough game against Florida and have 7 injured players. All this goes in Florida’s favour and the Panthers will definitely win this one.