Buffalo Sabres (1-4-1) at Las Vegas Golden Knights (4-1-0)
|Date & Time||Tuesday October 17, 2017, 10:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Las Vegas Golden Knights -105 / Buffalo Sabres -115 --- Over/Under: 5.5
The Buffalo Sabres are on the road to face the Vegas Golden Knights in a Tuesday NHL tilt.
The Buffalo Sabres have struggled mightily in the early stages of the season and look a positive step when the team visits the Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday. Buffalo had dropped four in a row before gaining win number one in a 3-1 win at the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday.
The Sabres played well at both ends of the ice with a 31-26 advantage in shots with Justin Bailey, Benoit Pouliot and Johan Larsson each scoring while Larsson also added an assist. Chad Johnson recorded 25 saves to even his record at 1-1 and help Buffalo to a 1-4-1 record.
Chris Wagner tallied a shorthanded goal in the second on assists from Antoine Vermette and Josh Manson that temporarily evened the score at 1-1. Anaheim goalie John Gibson was on his lonesome with little support to work with two goals given up on 30 shots ending up in the loss column.
The Vegas Golden Knights are not expected to do much in their first season in existence but they have surprised at 4-1. Vegas will try to keep things rolling when the Buffalo Sabres come to town for the first time on Tuesday.
The Golden Knights bounced back from their first defeat to upend the visiting Boston Bruins 3-2 on Sunday night. Vegas took a 2-0 lead on second period goals from Alex Tuch and Vadim Shipachyov before David Pastrnak tallied for the Bruins in the third.
Oscar Lindberg added an empty netter with 14 seconds left to seal the deal for Vegas and make 21 saves from Malcolm Subban hold up. Tuukka Rask recorded 23 stop to absorb the loss for Boston.
Over is 4-0 in Sabres last 4 vs. a team with a winning record and Sabres are 0-5 in their last 5 Tuesday games and under is 4-0-1 in Sabres last 5 in the third game of a 3-in-4 days situation. Golden Knights are 4-1 in their last 5 overall.
There are no trends to go on for the Golden Knights but I’ll give them a look and hope the team does well for another night…