The most interesting matches of the NHL regular season are still ahead, and we are waiting for a modest meeting between Buffalo and Boston. The start of the game of these teams is scheduled for October 23 at 02:00 Moscow time. Our portal has prepared its forecast for this confrontation for you.

 Buffalo Sabres

The offseason was spent in scandals and sales of key players. The most painful will be the loss of Ulmark, who became disillusioned with the team and left for Boston.  The new goalie line does not look reliable, although it plays pretty well at the start. It was not possible to sign particularly strong players, therefore it is not worth counting on a positive result this year. Although Buffalo had a good preseason and has not lost since the start of the championship, and in the last match defeated Vancouver 5-2 at home.

Boston Bruins

After the failure last season in the offseason, the team lost two veterans Raaska and Krejci, who for a long time personified Boston. The goalkeeper position was strengthened by the signing of Ulmark, there were also several interesting newcomers to the depth of the squad. Boston usually looks like one of the favorites of the season, but the Bears started with just one victory, beating Dallas, but in the last meeting they lost to Philadelphia 6-3 without a chance.

Injuries and disqualifications:

Injuries:

 Buffalo - Aikel (lower body injury), Samuelsson (knee injury), Mittelstadt (lower body injury), Jokiharyu (upper body injury).

Boston - Lazarus (lower body injury).

Statistics and figures

  • The last match between these teams ended with a victory for Boston with a score of 6:2.
  • Buffalo has a good streak of four consecutive wins.
  • Boston has won just once in its last five matches.

Forecast

It is difficult to single out a favorite in this game, because the teams are at different stages of physical readiness. "Boston" is clearly out of shape now, the team often loses and has big problems in defense. "Buffalo" has now scored a good move, but the performers in the team are not of the highest level, which may affect the result. I think the guests will win here.