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Nashville Predators vs. Buffalo Sabres NHL Prediction, Pick, and Preview 4/1/2022

The Nashville Predators takes on the Buffalo Sabres on 4/1/2022 at 07:05 PM.

Nashville Predators and Buffalo Sabres face off today. The Nashville Predators has a record of 39.0-24.0 this season. The Buffalo Sabres is 24.0-33.0 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

Nashville Predators Team Defense Preview




They give up 2.1 goals per game in even strength situations and this puts them as an above average defensive team in these situations. Opponents shoot 0.7 shots per game in power play situations per game against them. Opponents force Nashville Predators into 3.5 penalty kill situations per game and that is not a good sign. They have a penalty kill rate of 79.74%, which is average.

Opponents take 31.9 shots per game regardless of situation and they are average at keeping the puck from getting in the net.

Nashville Predators Team Offense Preview

They score 2.5 goals per game in even strength situations. This is an average NHL offense. They score 0.7 goals per game in power play situations. They are average in power play situations, nothing special here. Thus far, they have had 3.1 power play opportunities per game this season. This means that they score on 24.15% of their shots on the power play.

They take 29.6 shots per game regardless of situation. They are not getting enough shot attempts as they would probably like and their shot quality is rather decent.

Buffalo Sabres Team Defense Preview

They give up 2.8 goals per game in even strength situations, they are below average on the defensive end. Opponents shoot 0.6 shots per game in power play situations per game against them and this is a sign of strength. Opponents force Buffalo Sabres into 2.5 penalty kill situations per game, which puts them among the best in the NHL. They have a penalty kill rate of 75.14%, which is below average.

Opponents take 33.6 shots per game regardless of situation, this needs to be corrected now and they are below average at keeping the puck from getting in the net.

Buffalo Sabres Team Offense Preview




They score 2.1 goals per game in even strength situations. They have a below average offense by NHL standards. They score 0.5 goals per game in power play situations and they would be considered below average with an advantage. Thus far, they have had 2.7 power play opportunities per game this season and this would be considered below average, it may improve though. This means that they score on 19.34% of their shots on the power play, they would be considered mediocre in these situations.

They take 29.7 shots per game regardless of situation. They are not getting enough shot attempts as they would probably like and the shots taken are less likely to find the net than most NHL teams.

The Nashville Predators Roster

The Players to Watch for Nashville Predators

Roman Josi D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 21.0 this season, his team is better with him on the ice. He has scored 18 goals this season, he is a scoring threat and he has 63 assists this season, he is among the best in the NHL at setting up teammates. This puts him at 81 points this season, which makes him a very significant offensive player in the NHL. He makes 7.8% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Mattias Ekholm D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 13.0 this season, which generally means good things when he is on the ice. He has scored 5 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 18 assists this season. This puts him at 23 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 4.4% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Mikael Granlund C

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -4.0 this season, his impact has not necessarily been positive yet. He has scored 9 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 41 assists this season, he is among the best in the NHL at setting up teammates. This puts him at 50 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 8.9% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.





The Buffalo Sabres Roster

The Players to Watch for Buffalo Sabres

Rasmus Dahlin D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -19.0 this season, he may need to see minutes cut or his role shifted at some point – we shall see. He has scored 9 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 34 assists this season, he is an above average distributor. This puts him at 43 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 6.3% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Tage Thompson C

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -14.0 this season, he may need to see minutes cut or his role shifted at some point – we shall see. He has scored 28 goals this season, which is among the best in the NHL and he has 23 assists this season, he is an above average distributor. This puts him at 51 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 13.0% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Mark Pysyk D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -5.0 this season, his impact has not necessarily been positive yet. He has scored 2 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 9 assists this season, he is not as engaged as a distributor. This puts him at 11 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 3.3% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Nashville Predators vs. Buffalo Sabres Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Nashville Predators 1 Buffalo Sabres 4

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