The Nashville Predators are fighting for the fourth seed in the Western Conference and they will have a real chance to reach it when they visit the Buffalo Sabres in KeyBank Center in Buffalo, NY on April 1, 2022.
- Buffalo Sabres vs Nashville Predators
- NHL – Regular season
- Date – 1/4/2022
- Starting time – 7 PM ET
- Venue: KeyBank Center, Buffalo, NY
Buffalo Sabres Stats & Form
The Buffalo Sabres are sixth in the Atlantic Division and 12th in the Eastern Conference with a 24-33-11 record.
They have lost three of the last five games and four of those have ended in a tie in regulation. The Sabres are coming off a 3-2 shootout loss to the Winnipeg Jets.
The Sabres are 12-16-6 on their home ice. Buffalo averages only 3.2 penalties per game, the fewest in the NHL. Rasmus Dahlin leads the team averaging 0.4.
Tage Thompson has 51 total points for the Sabres, 28 goals and 23 assists. Victor Olofsson has five goals and two assists over the last 10 games for Buffalo.
The Sabres are 6-1-3 in the last 10 games, averaging 3.1 goals, 4.9 assists, 3.1 penalties and 8.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game with a .905 save percentage.
Buffalo Sabres News
Mattias Samuelsson will not suit up for the Sabres tonight.
Nashville Predators Stats & Form
The Nashville Predators are fourth in the Central Division and fifth in the Western Conference with a 39-24-4 record.
They have won 4 of the last 6 games and are coming off a 4-1 win over the Ottawa Senators.
The Predators are 18-13-4 on the road. Nashville has scored 219 goals and is sixth in the Western Conference averaging 3.3 goals per game. Filip Forsberg leads the team with 37.
Alexandre Carrier leads the Predators with a plus-25 in 62 games this season. Roman Josi has 20 points over the last 10 games for Nashville.
The Predators are 6-4-0 in the last 10 games, averaging 4.1 goals, 7.6 assists, 4.7 penalties and 11.8 penalty minutes while allowing 3.5 goals per game with an .898 save percentage.
Nashville Predators News
Mark Borowiecki and Dante Fabbro will not play for Nashville tonight.
Buffalo Sabres vs Nashville Predators Head-to-Head Stats
Both teams have split the last 10 games with the Nashville Predators winning 3 of the last 5 games.
Six of the last ten games between these two teams have ended under 5.5 goals.
Buffalo Sabres vs Nashville Predators Betting Odds
The Nashville Predators are favorites to win against the Buffalo Sabres with -114 odds in their favor while the hosting Sabres are at 228. The draw is set at 366.
The total goals margin is set at 6 with -111 to go both ways.
The Buffalo Sabres were playing terribly for most of the season but recently have picked up their form which didn’t make much of a difference. The Predators, on the other hand, are having a good season and are currently fifth in the West mainly because the competition has been excellent this season.
The Predators are only two points behind the place that will give them the home court advantage in the first round of the playoffs and they will definitely use this chance to get closer to it. Nashville has won 4 of the last 5 games against Eastern Conference teams and 6 of the last 7 games played on Friday.