The Buffalo Sabres and Ottawa Senators meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Canadian Tire Centre. The Buffalo Sabres look to snap a 6-game losing streak. The Ottawa Senators have lost 8 of their last 9 games.
The Buffalo Sabres are averaging 3.69 goals per game and are scoring on 23.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Tage Thompson leads Buffalo with 11 goals, Rasmus Dahlin has 11 assists and Jeff Skinner has 45 shots on goal. Defensively, the Buffalo Sabres are allowing 3.56 goals per game and are killing 71.4 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Eric Comrie has given up 36 goals on 312 shots faced, and Craig Anderson has given up 17 goals on 186 shots.
The Ottawa Senators are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 23.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Shane Pinto leads Ottawa with 8 goals, Brady Tkachuk has 14 assists and Alex DeBrincat has 59 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 3.53 goals per game and are killing 76.8 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Anton Forsberg has allowed 34 goals on 336 shots faced and Cam Talbot has given up 11 goals on 140 shots.
The Sabres are 49-116 in their last 165 games playing on 0 days rest and 39-98 in their last 137 road games. The Senators are 0-5 in their last 5 home games and 1-8 in their last 9 overall. The over is 6-2 in Sabres last 8 overall. The over is 5-1 in Senators last 6 Wednesday games. The Sabres are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Ottawa and 2-5 in the last 7 meetings. The underdog is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings. The home team is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings.
The Buffalo Sabres just can't get out of their own way with 6 straight losses, and them being on the end of a back to back here likely doesn't help matters. However, the Ottawa Senators aren't exactly playing any better, and playing at home hasn't helped much. The bottom line is neither of these teams look good. So, if forced to pick, give me the team that's paying out plus money. The Sabres it is…