Buffalo Sabres vs. Anaheim Ducks prediction, pick for 2/15: Struggling teams searching for a winThe Buffalo Sabres will try to pull out of a four-game skid when they visit the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday. The Sabres are 0-3-1 during their current slide, the latest defeat coming Monday in a 5-2 loss to the Los Angeles Kings in which they allowed four goals in the second period. It was the second straight game Buffalo gave up as many in the middle frame, after also allowing four in a 7-2 loss to the Calgary Flames on Saturday. Yardbarker Quick PickBoth the Sabres and Ducks are in the top six in the league against the over, which is why we're taking the over of 6.
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"Sometimes we look for the perfect play, and a lot of power-play goals come off scramble and chaos, " Dylan Cozens said. "Whether it's me or (Rasmus Dahlin), it's just throwing pucks on the net and getting those back and creating chaos off that and scoring off that, that's something we need to do more of, I think.
They'll get it. There's no question about it. It's frustrating because it's not here yet, but it's gonna happen. There's no doubt about it with this group. " While the Sabres remain among the top teams in the NHL in goals scored and goals per game, the offense has hit a wall of late, with just seven goals in their past four games. Their power play has also gone dry over the past month, converting only six times on 44 opportunities over the past 15 games.
5 goals (-102). Seven goals is a lot, but Anaheim has allowed the most goals per game in the NHL and has covered the over of seven goals in back-to-back games while Buffalo is third in the league in goals per game and has also covered the over of seven goals in back-to-back games. Don't be surprised if the over doesn't hit till late in the third period, but taking the over is the safest bet in this one. — Jared Shlensky, Yardbarker After putting his lines in a blender for Monday's game, coach Don Granato reunited the top line of Tage Thompson, Jeff Skinner and Alex Tuch in the third period.
The trio remained intact at practice Tuesday while the remaining three lines were once again tweaked. "When you switch those things up, it's a whole team that has to focus and we need that, " Granato said after Monday's game. "We need our guys to get back to that whole team (approach) and how we need to play as a team. We'll get it.
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