Buffalo Sabres at Vancouver Canucks 3/20/22 - NHL Picks & Predictions

By: Tony G |

Last Updated: 03/19/2022 at 10:06 PM ET

In the final game of the evening on Saturday, Buffalo will travel on the road to face off against Vancouver for a puck drop time of 10 PM Eastern. This game will be available on ESPN plus and NHL center ice. The Buffalo Sabres come into this game with a record on the season of 21–33–8, and have won three out of the last five games coming against Vegas, Toronto, and on the road against Edmonton in a shut out by the score of 1–0. The two defeats for Buffalo came against Edmonton on the road, and against Florida.

Vancouver comes into this game with a record on the season of 30–25–7, and have lost three out of their last five games coming against Washington, Tampa Bay, and Detroit by the score of 1-0. The two victories came against the Montréal Canadiens by the score of 5–3, and against the New Jersey Devils by the score of 6–3.

Tage Thompson is the team leader for Buffalo in points with 45, and in goals with 25, six of those goals coming on the power play on 197 shots on goal this season. Rasmus Dahlin is the team leader for Buffalo in assists with 29, 13 of those assists coming on the power play.

JT Miller is the team leader for Vancouver in points with 73, and then goals with 24. JT Miller has six power-play goals on the season with 153 shots on goal. JT is also the team leader for the Vancouver Canucks in assists with 49, 24 of those assist came on the power play as JT Miller is a +9 on the season.

Thatcher Demko has played fantastic for Vancouver this season keeping them inside the playoff race with a record on the season of 27–18. Thatcher has a goals against average of 2.63, and they save percentage of .917. Craig Anderson a veteran goaltender has been in the net most recently and most commonly for Buffalo with a goals against average of 3.12 on the season. As a team, Buffalo is allowing their opponents 3.56 goals per game which is why we see Vancouver winning an easy game at home. Final Score Prediction: Vancouver Canucks wins 3-2.

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