In a matchup between two teams with totally different seasons, the Buffalo Sabres are hosting the Minnesota Wild in KeyBank Center in Buffalo, NY on March 4, 2022.
- Buffalo Sabres vs Minnesota Wild
- NHL – Regular season
- Date – 4/3/2022
- Starting time – 7 PM ET
- Venue: KeyBank Center, Buffalo, NY
Buffalo Sabres Stats & Form
The Buffalo Sabres are seventh in the Atlantic Division and 15th in the Eastern Conference with a 17-30-8 record.
After losing 6 consecutive games, the Sabres got to their biggest victory so far in the season as they defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-1 on the road. Jacob Bryson, Jeff Skinner, Kyle Okposo, Victor Olofsson and Tage Thompson scored for the Sabres while Craig Anderson made 29 saves.
Buffalo is 8-14-4 at home and 3-6-1 in the last 10 games. Tage Thompson leads the team with 23 goals and 18 assists for a total of 41 points.
The Sabres are among the five worst defensive teams in the league as they allow 3.5 goals per game on 34.3 shots per game.
The Sabres have lost the last five against Western Conference teams and 36 of the last 51 home games. They have also lost 42 of the last 54 games after one day break and 81 of the last 109 as underdogs.
Buffalo Sabres News
Will Butcher, Drake Caggiula, Vinnie Hinostroza, Henri Jokiharju, Colin Miller and Malcolm Subban are out for the Sabres.
Minnesota Wild Stats & Form
The Minnesota Wild are third in the Central Division and fourth in the Western Conference with a 32-17-3 record.
After losing 4 straight games, Minnesota won 5-4 against Philadelphia last night. Ryan Hartman had two goals and Jonas Brodin and Matt Boldy scored 25 seconds apart in the third period to lead Minnesota.
Minnesota is 16-12-2 on the road and 4-6-0 in the last 10 games. Kiril Kaprizov is having another amazing season as he is leading the Wild with 65 points, with 24 of them being goals.
The Wild have the third best offence in the league scoring 3.7 goals per game on 32.5 shots on goal which ranks them 12th in the NHL.
Minnesota has won 11 of the last 15 games against Eastern Conference teams and 7 of the last 10 games against teams with a losing record. They have also won 16 of the last 23 games as road favourites.
Minnesota Wild News
Mathew Dumba and Jordan Greenway are out for Minnesota.
Buffalo Sabres vs Minnesota Wild Head-to-Head Stats
Both teams have won 5 of their last 10 matchups and the Sabres have won 3 of the last 5, winning their last game 3-2 after a shootout in December 2021.
Three of the last four games between these two have gone under 5.5 goals.
Buffalo Sabres vs Minnesota Wild Betting Odds
The Minnesota Wild are favorites to win against the Buffalo Sabres with -118 odds in their favor while the hosting Sabres are at 232. The draw is set at 376.
The total goals margin is set at 6 with -135 to go over and 102 for under.
Minnesota came back last night against the Flyers to win the game in the last period. Tonight, they are meeting another team from the East with a losing record. They have won 11 of the last 15 games against East teams and 16 of the last 23 as road favourites.
Kiril Kaprizov is the player who will make the difference in this game and will lead the Wild to another win that will get them closer to the second spot on the West. Since the Sabres are already out of the playoff conversation, they play with the nothing to lose attitude but that will not bring them far against Minnesota.