Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 8:05pm EST
Bridgestone Arena, Nashville
Written by Valdis Pans
Two consecutive defeats take the Nashville Predators (6th in Central Division) to the second contest of their current three-game homestand, with the Buffalo Sabres (5th in Atlantic) paying a visit on the back of three straight victories…
Sabres Win A Trio Of GamesThree consecutive victories came about for the Buffalo Sabres (22-19-7), who kept up with triumphs against the Detroit Red Wings (5-1) and the Vegas Golden Knights (4-2) with a 4-1 win versus the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center on Thursday. Jimmy Vesey (6 goals, 14 points this year), Rasmus Dahlin (3 goals, 27 points), Michael Frolik (6 goals, 12 points) and Zemgus Girgensons (9 goals, 13 points) all scored for the Sabres, who have won five of their last seven contests (5-2-0) after posting just one victory in eight games prior (1-6-1). The team is 8-13-4 when playing away from home this season.
Goalie Linus Ullmark turned away 28 shots in Texas and has now gone 16-12-3 for the rolling year with a 2.72 GAA and a .913 save percentage. He has recorded a 1-2-0 past total against the Nashville Predators with a 4.11 GAA and a .873 save percentage. The Sabres, meanwhile, are netting the 13th lowest number of goals per game (2.98), while allowing the 11th highest quantity defensively (3.10).They are 16th in power play with a 19.6% success rate and 26th in penalty kill with 75.5% effectiveness.
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