Buffalo Sabres at Chicago Blackhawks 10/11/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 10/10/2014
Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 8:30 PM ET
United Center in Chicago
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On Saturday night, the Buffalo Sabres will have a tough task on their hands when they take on the Chicago Blackhawks. Chicago swept the two-game season series against the Sabres last season.
The Sabres played the Columbus Blue Jackets in their first game of the year on Thursday and ended up taking a 3-1 loss. Buffalo were outshot 40-22 in that loss and they failed to score on their only power-play opportunity.
In that loss against Columbus, 20-year-old center Zemgus Girgensons scored the lone goal for the Sabres and finished with a plus-1 on the night. Goalie Jhonas Enroth did give up three goals in that loss, but he finished with a solid .925 save percentage after stopping 37 shots.
Chicago went on the road on Thursday night and ended up with a 3-2 shootout win over the Dallas Stars. They won despite being outshot 34-26 in the game, but they only gave up one power play goal on Dallas' six PP opportunities.
The Blackhawks were led by goalie Corey Crawford in that opening win after he was able to stop 32 of the 34 shots he faced for a .941 save percentage. Left wing Patrick Sharp had six shots on goal in the game and finished with a goal and an assist. Defenseman Duncan Keith also chipped in win a goal and an assist for the Blackhawks.
Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
Buffalo Sabres are 0-1-0 Against the Spread
Buffalo Sabres are 0-1-0 against the Over/Under
Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
Chicago Blackhawks are 1-0-0 Against the Spread
Chicago Blackhawks are 0-1-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
10/09/14 D Jake McCabe Undisclosed out indefinitely
10/10/14 D Michal Rozsival Upper Body is downgraded to expected to miss Saturday vs. Buffalo
10/08/14 LW Brandon Mashinter Lower Body out indefinitely
10/08/14 LW Kris Versteeg Lower Body expected to miss 3-4 weeks
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago
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