Ottawa vs Buffalo Sabres
Two teams from Eastern Conference, from the bottom of the Eastern Conference to be more specific. After Arizona who is worst on the West, these two are with weakest record in entire NHL.
So, we won't see here some playoffs quality but I definitely think we will see one very entertaining game.
Namely, exactly due to fact this game has no big result importance, I feel we will see one more relaxed approach from both sides, approach that will result in high scoring game.
Ottawa in any case is desperate team in defense. They are allowing too many shots, plus those are mainly quality positions. Plus they remained recently without one to say important defenseman who moved to LA Kings. It's a veteran player in question but still it's worth to mention.
On the other side, offense of the Senators although was not looking well looking the season overall, I must say started to show some signs of improvement as of late.
Poor defending and slightly improved offense resulted in four straight easy overs. 6:3 loss @Pittsburgh, 6:3 loss @Toronto, but before that victories at home 4:3 vs Nashville and 5:3 vs New Jersey.
Buffalo Sabres are coming from impressive 5:3 home win over current leader Tampa Bay. Buffalo simply took advantage of B2B situation for Tampa as well took advantage of backup goalie on Tampa goal. But Buffalo recently also surprised on the road very good Boston team 2:4, lost here to Colorado 4:5. In any case, this team similar like Ottawa, is very modest in offense looking entire season but in last five (3 wins) they scored great 20 goals and expectedly allowed high 17.
Ottawa vs Buffalo Sabres prediction
|Over 5.5||Pinnacle||2.13||8||3-2 LOST (-8 units)|