The New Jersey Devils vs Buffalo Sabres match is up for 3:00 PM later today. The game will be happening at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York.
Date and Time: October 9th, 2017 3:00 PM EST
Venue: First Niagara Center, Buffalo
TV: MSG (US Regional)
Online Stream: FuboTV (US Desktop & Mobile) – (Subscription required click here to start your free fuboTV trial and watch now, you can cancel at any time. DVR Available.)
The New Jersey Devils are 17-6-7-0 in this NHL season so far. The Buffalo Sabres, on the other hand, are 12-17-2-1. The Devils are the current defending champions of the Stanley Cup. Their form is strong. The same can’t be said for the Buffalo team, unfortunately. The team is struggling to keep up a good score this season.
The New Jersey team is in really good form. And we expect nothing short of that. They are the defending Stanley Cup champions after all. The Devils have a lot on their shoulders. This season, they have won 6 of their 7 games. Their most recent match was against the Atlanta Thrashers, where they won 3-0.
Martin Brodeur is at the center of the spotlight. His goaltending is deserving of appreciation. He received the 72nd shutout of his career (8th in the league, which is also league-leading).
Their loss to the New York Islanders was disappointing (5-4) but the performance the players had in the match against Atlanta was really inspiring. Rob Skrlac, Colin White, and Scott Gomez scored the three goals. As for shots, they beat Atlanta 38-15, which is a huge margin and also gives us an insight on the defense of the team.
Things are surely looking bad for the Buffalo Sabres. Really bad, some would say. The team is on a six-game losing streak. The most recent defeat came at the hands of the Pittsburgh Penguins. It was a 2-1 loss.
The Sabres are also low in the game stats. They are also the lowest in the Northeast Division (only 27 points so far). Further, their history with the Devils is bad. The Sabres have never won (4-0-2).
Unless there’s some sort of miracle, it’s hard to imagine the Sabres winning.