Buffalo Sabres vs. Florida Panthers Pick
Carter Hutton and Linus Ullmark have combined to be a pretty effective tandem in net for the Sabres. There are several teams out there who don’t have one reliable option, while the Sabres could call on either and feel fairly confident. Hutton took the loss last night, so it will be up to Ullmark to start a new winning streak for the Sabres tonight.
He has been solid with a 2.52 GAA and 0.926 save percentage. In eight of his last ten appearances, Ullmark has allowed 2 or less goals. He’s on a four-game winning streak, with his latest a 3-2 shootout win over the Red Wings. Seven of his last eight games have been on the road, where he has been successful with a record of 5-2 in those seven outings.
As a team, the Sabres have been competent on the road with a record of 8-5-1 and 3 goals per game. In their last ten games, Buffalo have recorded 3.1 goals per game, while allowing 2.4. If the Panthers could get some help defensively they might start winning games and getting over the hump.
That isn’t the case, a they are 28th in the NHL, allowing 3.57 goals per game thus far. They’ve also given up 4 goals per in their last ten outings. I think it’s best that the Sabres have no time to think about the loss to the Lightning. The turnaround is too quick for then, as they will be back on the ice tonight again. I can’t lay the price that the books want on the Panthers here. Despite the loss last night for Buffalo, they’ve proven how dangerous they can be. Give me the Sabres to bounce back with the plus-money in Sunrise on Friday.