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(33-35-12) Buffalo Sabres vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (41-30-10)
Date: Sunday April 9th
Time: 7:30PM EST
Venue: Amalie Arena in Tampa Bay, Michigan
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Tampa -250
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Off
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
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Coming off a game against the Florida Panthers, the Buffalo Sabres finish the season staying in Florida when the team heads to Tampa Bay to take on the Lightning.
The Lightning, coming off a Friday win over Montreal, look to finish the season with a win as it looks to squeak into a Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference.
The Buffalo Sabres never could find their stride this season, dealing with injuries throughout the year and simply not having enough talent on either end of the ice to win tough games.
On the injury front, star Kyle Okposo has been shut down for the remainder of the year due to an undisclosed illness that found him in the intensive care unit for a number of days. He’ll be missed, as he was one of the major offensive weapons.
Okposo had 19 goals and 26 assists in 65 games this season.
Jack Eichel remains the future of this franchise and had a great season despite starting the year on the IR. He has 24 goals and 33 assists in 59 games this season, including a goal and three assists over his last five.
Tampa Bay Lightning
Even without Steven Stamkos for the majority of the season, the Tampa Bay Lightning still have a shot at making the playoffs. Many things need to happen including the Lightning beating Buffalo on Sunday.
Stamkos definitely won’t play in this last regular season game, just to clarify.
The Lightning have won seven of the last nine games and have points in eight of those nine. The team looks hungry to make the playoffs and a lot of the success has been thanks to Nikita Kucherov.
In 73 games this season, Kucherov has 40 goals and 44 assists. Over his last five games, he has two goals and two assists.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Buffalo is 7-14 SU in the last 21 games
- The OVER is 7-4 in Tampa Bay’s last 11 games
Free Buffalo Sabres vs. Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Hockey Prediction:
Tampa Bay may need to win this last game in order to get into the playoffs, so expect the team to play hard and beat a Sabres team that hasn’t looked good all season. Tampa Bay gets the W in this one.
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NHL Free Score Prediction: Buffalo 2 – Tampa Bay 3
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