The NHL is back in action today as the Buffalo Sabres will clash with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
These teams met Friday afternoon with Buffalo as the home team and Tampa Bay as the winner with a result of 3-2 victory in that contest. Now Buffalo will try to bounce back against Tampa.
Buffalo Sabres Form
The Sabres are heading into this game with the aim to take revenge for the loss against Tampa on Friday.
However, they need to improve their game plan as they have suffered lately. Moreover, they have now lost their last 4 games in the NHL. Especially, their games in Stockholm were not at the necessary level for an NHL team.
Nevertheless, a 3-2 loss against Tampa was a good sign that they can progress and improve this season.
On the offensive side of the game, the Sabres score an average of 2.93 goals per game which is the 17th record in the league in scoring.
On the defensive side of the ice, Buffalo concedes an average of 2.93 goals per game which is enough for the 7th spot in the league in scoring defence.
Tampa Bay Lightning Form
Tampa Bay is another team that has been through a bad patch. Moreover, they only got their 2nd win in their last 5 games. The Lightning now looks to build some momentum by taking both games of the nominal home and home set. However, this team needs to improve their defensive game as they have been vulnerable so far this season.
On the offensive side of the game, Tampa is scoring an average of 3.31 goals per game. And that is enough for the 10th spot in the league in scoring.
On the defensive side of the game, Tampa is conceding an average of 3.62 goals per game which is enough for the 27th spot in the league in scoring defence.
The Sabres tried their best in the last game. However, they are still not playing well. Moreover, they have been in bad form lately. Therefore, their confidence is not at the needed level.
On the other side, Tampa Bay won the first game and they have the in-form Vasilevskiy. I expect another win for Tampa Bay in this one.
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