Ottawa Senators vs Buffalo Sabres Prediction NHL: (North America 18.02/ Europe 19.02)
On the next game day of the NHL, a confrontation awaits us, in which such teams as Ottawa Senators and Buffalo Sabers will take part. Will the Sabres catch on to the playoff zone? Or will the Senators impose a fight on them? Let’s find out.
Ottawa is an outsider of the league, occupies the penultimate, fifteenth place in the Eastern Conference standings, and has 51 points in the asset. In the last nine games, wards of D.J. Smith suffered seven defeats. We can conclude that they are in bad shape. In the previous confrontation, the Senators made a small sensation, beat the Dallas Stars on the home ice (4-3) in overtime. Let’s not focus on this victory, as their opponents were tired. For the Stars it was the second away game in two days, they did not play at full strength, which the Senators took advantage of.
Buffalo Sabres are struggling to come out from the bottom of the standings. At the moment, this club is in twelfth place in the Eastern Conference, earned 62 points. They still have ghostly chances of getting into the playoff stage, despite the huge competition. Judging by recent matches, we can say with confidence that Ralph Krueger’s squad is on the rise. In the five last meetings, they suffered only one defeat. They lost to the outsider of the league – Anaheim Ducks. This is because the second goalkeeper was protecting their net that night.
In the last confrontation, the “bisons” demonstrated the character and strength of the will to win, thanks to which they defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs at home (5-2). It is worth noting that almost all key players have recovered, so their results have improved significantly.
Ottawa Senators vs Buffalo Sabres prediction
In this meeting, our experts propose to bet on the victory of the guests, taking into account the overtime and shootouts.
The Senators will play on the home ice, they will be supported by fans, but this is not enough, as individually they are weaker than their opponents. Besides, Ralph Krueger’s team has high motivation to win. The “bisons” want to take revenge for the recent defeat, while they are fighting to get into the playoff stage, respectively, they should not be given points to the outsider of the league.
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