San Jose Sharks vs Buffalo Sabres NHL Predictions & NHL Picks
We have San Jose Sharks vs Buffalo Sabres NHL Predictions & NHL Picks for the huge game this week in New York.
The NHL season has not taken long to captivate the sporting world, and this week we will get another glimpse of one of the hottest sides in the NHL – the Buffalo Sabres.
The Sabres will host the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday evening.
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Buffalo Sabres Form
The Sabres have been in remarkable form of late, and have started the season with just one defeat in their nine outings in the NHL.
They have won on seven occasions, and have scored the second most goals in the division. Their tally of 24 has only been eclipsed by the Toronto Maple Leafs.
They also have the second best defensive record after conceding 21. That tally is only beaten by the Boston Bruins who have only conceded 18 thus far.
Their only defeat this campaign came against the Ducks, where they were eventually beaten 5-2. Since that defeat, they have won two on the bounce and have scored seven.
Their victories have come against the Kings and most recently the Sharks. In that previous matchup between the sides that won 4-3.
The match defining moment came in the second period when the Sabres scored but the Sharks failed to register. Aside from that, both sides matched each other in the other two periods.
Both sides scored once in the opening period, and they both scored twice in the third. Marcus Johansson, Zemgus Girgensons, Casey Mittelstadt and Jeff Skinner scored for the Sabres in that victory.
San Jose Sharks Form
Meanwhile, Tomas Hertl, Timo Meier and Macus Sorenson scored for the Sharks in that defeat. Erik Karlsson also added two assists to his own personal tally.
This defeat marked an end to their recent upturn in form. Prior to this defeat, the Sharks had won two straight games against the Flames and the Hurricanes.
During this wins, the Sharks played extremely well and scored eight goals. They remain a threat in the attacking third, but they will need to sort their defensive game out if they are to get a positive result against the Sabres.
San Jose Sharks vs Buffalo Sabres Head-to-Head
The Sabres hold the clear advantage in the overall record between the two sides having won on 14 occasions in the past.
The Sharks have only won on seven occasions. Buffalo have recorded one of their victories in overtime, while San Jose have won twice in overtime.
The Sabres average 3.1 goals in this NHL fixture, while the Sharks average 2.6 goals.
Buffalo Sabres Team News
The Sabres will be without Matt Hunwick, Zach Bogosian and Brandon Montour for the trip of San Jose.
San Jose Sharks Team News
Radim Simek, Jacob Middleton and Dalton Prout will all be missing for the Sharks.
San Jose Sharks vs Buffalo Sabres NHL Predictions
The past meeting between the pair highlighted that this should be another highs scoring fixture between two sides that are prolific in the final third.
However, there is a gulf between the two sides and the Sabres should have enough about them to get the win.
They highlight in the recent game that they have the better players, and they beat the Sharks without being at their best.
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