The most interesting matches of the NHL regular season are still ahead, and we are waiting for a modest meeting between Buffalo and Tampo Bay. The start of the game of these teams is scheduled for October 26 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. Several newcomers were signed to complete the team, but their quality raises big questions. 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. After a strong start, Buffalo began to fail in recent games, losing to Boston and New Jersey.

Tampa Bay Lightning

Many important players lost the Lightning in the offseason, which significantly weakened the depth of the squad, and undermined reliability and safety margin. But we managed to keep all our leaders and rejuvenate a little. Nevertheless, Tampa Bay has lost ground a little, as shown by past games in which the team lost at home to Florida and Colorado. Now Kucherov is also injured and will miss several fights, which will add headaches to the coaching staff.

Injuries and disqualifications:

Injuries:

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

Tampa Bay -Bogosian (back injury), Seabrook (shoulder injury), Kucherov (upper body injury).

Statistics and figures

  • The last match between these teams ended with the victory of Tampa Bay with a score of 4:6.
  • Tampa Bay has a good streak of three consecutive wins on the road.
  • He has lost only twice to Buffalo in his 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. Tampa Bay is clearly not in shape right 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 will not allow the blades to win this game.