The Buffalo Sabres and the Seattle Kraken meet in NHL action from Climate Pledge Arena on Tuesday night.
The Buffalo Sabres will look to build on their current three-game win streak after a 5-1 win over Vancouver last time out. Rasmus Dahlin has a team-high 8 points and Alex Tuch is right behind with 7 points, with Dahlin logging 5 goals and 3 assists while Tuch has a team-high 6 goals. Casey Mittelstadt and Victor Olofsson each have 5 points with Mitterstadt chipping in 4 assists while Olofsson has 4 goals. Eric Comrie’s gone 2-1 with a 3.01 GAA and a .930 save percentage while Craig Anderson’s 2-0 with a 1.00 GAA and a .970 save percentage so far in goal for Buffalo this season.
The Seattle Kraken will try to bounce back from a 5-4 loss to Chicago in their last game. Jaden Schwartz, Jared McCann and Andre Burakovsky each have 6 points with all three logging 3 goals and 3 assists. Matty Beniers has 5 points with 2 goals and 3 assists while Jordan Eberle and Oliver Bjorkstrand each have 4 points with Eberle logging a goal and 3 assists and Bjorkstrand has 4 assists. Martin Jones has gone 2-2-1 with a 3.91 GAA and an .860 save percentage while Philipp Grubauer is 0-1-1 with a 3.77 GAA and an .860 save percentage in goal for Seattle this season.
Buffalo is 4-0 in their last 4 Tuesday games and 5-0 in their last 5 games against the Pacific division while the over is 7-2-1 in their alt 10 games following a win. Seattle is 1-4 in their last 5 home games and 4-9 in their last 13 games against the Eastern Conference while the over is 3-0-1 in their last 4 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600.
I get the case to be made for the Kraken at home, but the Sabres are just playing the better hockey right now during this west coast road trip and I don’t expect it to slow down here. The Kraken haven’t shown that they can win at home and the Sabres look fired up under their new coach. Give me the Sabres here.