Minnesota vs Buffalo Sabres by GameChanger
Minnesota and their goalie Dubnyk are in red hot streak of 3 games without coneding goals and the scored total of 13 goals in that three games, also they scored 32 goals in 9 games this season which makes them second in all NHL when it comes to scoring goals. By far Minnesota goalie Dubnyk is star of team, in last three games Dubnyk had 94 saves and he looked absouletly unbeatable, even though Minnesota defense is currently allowing over 30 shots per game and it is still expected defense to raise their level of playing because defense should be Minnesota Wild's main weapon. When it comes to offense in general they currently look like well tuned machine with four lines which have great depth. In general in first 9 games they look like play off team with threat to go to the finals and maybe win Stanley Cup, of course big part of that is goalie Dubnyk who won by himself couple of games already. Also Minnesota has one more specialty and that's PK (penalty kill), they are first in the league by far with 96.7% killed penalties, sometimes it just seems that they have a lot confidence in Dubnyk and they have pretty agressive penalty kill unit which always looks to score goals from breakways or they just clear puck very fast with their aggresive forechek.
Buffalo conceded just one goal in their last two games but it's worth to say that in that games Buffalo have changed their goalie and now Lehner came in to replace their second goalie Nilsson who had shoutout win against Florida. Neither Lehner or Nilsson are goalies who are even close to Dubnyk, also they are often very unpredictible and they are prone to mistakes. Buffalo's biggest star right now is their first line right winger Kyle Okposo who has 4 goals and 3 assists, he scored 2 goals last game against Jets and really dominated puck handling and he took a lot of shots but he can't play alone, first two lines of buffalo are pretty decent, but other two lines are just slow and often very weak and inferior on the ice.
It's worth noting that Minnesota and Buffalo had already played two games ago and Minnesota won that game 4:0. Minnesota had absouletly dominating perfomance and they got well deserved shoutout win.
I think that Minnesota will win this game because of their absouletly dominant goalie who has chance to continue his streak to 4 games without conceding goal, also minnesota has a far superior depth in 4 lines and red hot offense and I'm looking for Minnesota to improve their defensive game which would give them more breakout chances and maybe relief pressure on Dubynk who has been very busy in last couple of games.
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