Buffalo Sabres (6-4-0) at Columbus Blue Jackets (5-4-0)
|Date & Time||Saturday October 27, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Columbus Blue Jackets -170 / Buffalo Sabres +140 --- Over/Under: 5.5
Saturday NHL action features the Buffalo Sabres paying a visit to the Columbus Blue Jackets.
The Buffalo Sabres turned to their offense in downing Montreal 3-0 to earn their third straight win. Max Domi scored twice for the Canadiens with Joel Armia also lighting the lamp. Antti Niemi absorbed the loss for the Habs with four goals allowed on 42 shots.
Jason Pominville topped the Sabres with two second period tallies with Kyle Okposo and Sam Reinhart scoring in the third. Jeff Skinner added three assists and Jake McCabe logged two to make a winner of Carter Hutton and his 19 stops that kept the Sabres winning streak going.
The Columbus Blue Jackets are gunning for back to back victories after upending St. Louis 7-4 on Thursday. The Blues scoring came from Vladimir Tarasenko, Jaden Schwartz, Alexander Steen and Zach Sanford. Jake Allen gave up four goals on 21 shots with Chad Johnson giving up thee goals on eleven to get the loss for the Blues.
Boone Jenner and Anthony Duclair led the Blue Jackets offensive explosion with two goals each with David Savard, Josh Anderson and Seth Jones. Ryan Murray, Zach Werenski, Scott Harrington had two assists each and Artemi Panarin logged three helpers to lift the CBJ and Joonas Korpisalo and his 33 stops to the win.
Over is 4-0 in Sabres last 4 overall and over is 5-1 in Sabres last 6 when their opponent scores 5 goals or more in their previous game and Sabres are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. Blue Jackets are 0-6 in their last 6 Saturday games and Blue Jackets are 8-1 in their last 9 vs. Atlantic and over is 5-1 in Blue Jackets last 6 games playing on 1 days rest. Home team is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings and Sabres are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Columbus and over is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in Columbus.
The way these teams scored in their last game has me thinking we see another offensive dsplay…