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Winnipeg Jets vs. Buffalo Sabres NHL Prediction, Pick, and Preview 3/30/2022

The Winnipeg Jets takes on the Buffalo Sabres on 3/30/2022 at 07:05 PM.

Winnipeg Jets and Buffalo Sabres face off today. The Winnipeg Jets has a record of 32.0-25.0 this season. The Buffalo Sabres is 24.0-33.0 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

Winnipeg Jets Team Defense Preview




They give up 2.3 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 Winnipeg Jets into 2.8 penalty kill situations per game and they have kept penalties down relative to the rest of the NHL. They have a penalty kill rate of 75.26%, which is below average.

Opponents take 32.7 shots per game regardless of situation and they are average at keeping the puck from getting in the net.

Winnipeg Jets Team Offense Preview

They score 2.3 goals per game in even strength situations. They have a below average offense by NHL standards. 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 21.84% of their shots on the power play.

They take 32.7 shots per game regardless of situation and the shots taken are less likely to find the net than most NHL teams.

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 2.6 penalty kill situations per game, which puts them among the best in the NHL. They have a penalty kill rate of 75.0%, which is below average.

Opponents take 33.7 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 19.55% of their shots on the power play, they would be considered mediocre in these situations.

They take 29.6 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 Winnipeg Jets Roster

The Players to Watch for Winnipeg Jets

Josh Morrissey D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 1.0 this season. He has scored 11 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 19 assists this season. This puts him at 30 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 7.6% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Kyle Connor LW

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 3.0 this season. He has scored 41 goals this season, which is among the best in the NHL and he has 41 assists this season, he is among the best in the NHL at setting up teammates. This puts him at 82 points this season, which makes him a very significant offensive player in the NHL. He makes 14.5% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Nate Schmidt D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -1.0 this season, his impact has not necessarily been positive yet. He has scored 4 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 27 assists this season, he is an above average distributor. This puts him at 31 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 4.1% 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 13.2% 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 3.5% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Winnipeg Jets vs. Buffalo Sabres Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Winnipeg Jets 1 Buffalo Sabres 3

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