Lightning vs Sabres Prediction NHL Picks Today 4/15

Lightning vs Sabres Prediction NHL Picks Today 4/15

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Preview: Buffalo Sabres vs. Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction

 

Buffalo Sabres

Preview

The Buffalo Sabres, currently sixth in the Atlantic Division with a record of 38-37-6, are set to face the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena. This preview offers insights into the matchup, including player statistics, recent team performances, and expectations for the game scheduled on April 15, 2024, at 4:00 PM.

Team Overview

The Sabres have displayed resilience throughout the season, led by players like Alex Tuch and Tage Thompson. With goaltenders Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen guarding the net effectively, they aim to end their road losing streak with a strong performance against the Lightning.

 

Goaltender Comparison

Name Wins L OTL SO GA/G SV%
U. Luukkonen 27 22 4 5 2.57 .910
D. Levi 10 8 2 0 3.10 .899
E. Comrie 1 7 0 0 3.91 .864

Scoring Leaders

Alex Tuch leads the Sabres in points with 59, while Tage Thompson tops the goals chart with 29 goals.

Injury Report

  • Bowen Byram (D) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: Apr 14)
  • Tyson Jost (C) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: Apr 14)
  • Zemgus Girgensons (LW) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: Apr 14)
  • Jacob Bryson (D) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: Apr 14)
  • Jordan Greenway (LW) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: Apr 14)

Team Stats

Category Value
GF/G 2.96
GA/G 2.98

Recent Performances

The Sabres have experienced a mixed bag of results in their recent games, including a tough overtime loss against the Florida Panthers.

 

Tampa Bay Lightning

Preview

The Tampa Bay Lightning, fourth in the Atlantic Division with a record of 44-28-8, are prepared to host the Buffalo Sabres at Amalie Arena. This preview delves into the upcoming matchup, focusing on player stats, recent team performances, and predictions for the game scheduled on April 15, 2024, at 4:00 PM.

Team Overview

The Lightning, led by stars like Nikita Kucherov and Brayden Point, boast a potent offensive lineup capable of overwhelming any opponent. With goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy guarding the net, they aim to secure a crucial victory against the Sabres.

Goaltender Comparison

Name Wins L OTL SO GA/G SV%
A. Vasilevskiy 30 19 2 2 2.88 .900
J. Johansson 12 7 5 2 3.37 .890
M. Tomkins 2 2 1 0 3.19 .891

Scoring Leaders

Nikita Kucherov leads the Lightning in points with an impressive 141, while Brayden Point tops the goals chart with 45 goals.

Injury Report

  • Haydn Fleury (D) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: Apr 15)
  • Tyler Motte (C) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: Apr 15)
  • Anthony Duclair (LW) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: Apr 14)
  • Jonas Johansson (G) - Out (Estimated return: Apr 17)
  • Anthony Cirelli (C) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: Apr 14)

Team Stats

Category Value
GF/G 3.50
GA/G 3.24

Recent Performances

The Lightning have had mixed results in their recent games, with a notable loss against the Washington Capitals.

 

Prediction

Considering the offensive prowess of the Tampa Bay Lightning and their formidable lineup, along with the home advantage, they are likely to secure a victory against the Buffalo Sabres. With players like Nikita Kucherov and Brayden Point leading the charge, the Lightning have the firepower to dominate the game and emerge victorious. Therefore, the prediction leans towards a Tampa Bay Lightning win.

 

Pick: Lightning ML -170

 

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