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Carolina Hurricanes vs Buffalo Sabres 2/1/2023 Best Picks, Previews and Game Forecast

Carolina Hurricanes vs Buffalo Sabres 2/1/2023 Best Picks, Previews and Game Forecast

On Wednesday, February 1,2023, the Carolina Hurricanes will hit the road and visit the Buffalo Sabres in a back-to-back showdown at KeyBank Center in Buffalo. With a record of 33-9-8 and 74 points through 50 games, the Hurricanes currently sit atop the Metropolitan Division and boast a stellar 16-4-6 record on the road this season. Riding a six-game winning streak, the Hurricanes are coming off a thrilling 5-4 overtime victory against the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night. 

Despite trailing by three points entering the final period, Carolina rallied to even the score and sealed the win with a power-play goal from center Sebastian Aho, assisted by defenseman Brent Burns and center Martin Necas, in the extra period. Outshooting the Kings 30-21, the Hurricanes got on the board early in the match with a goal from defenseman Brent Burns and contributions from Paul Stastny, Jordan Staal, Teuvo Teravainen, and Sebastian Aho.

  • The Carolina Hurricanes are 13-1 SU in their last 14 meetings with the Sabres.
  • The total went OVER in 6 of Carolina’s last 7 games on the road.
  • Carolina is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games on the road against Buffalo.

Carolina Hurricanes vs Buffalo Sabres 2/1/2023 Best Picks, Previews and Game Forecast

The Buffalo Sabres, who come off a road trip loss, aim to regain their footing as they host the Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday. Currently sitting at 26-19-4, the Sabres have won six of their last ten matchups and trail Pittsburgh by just one point in the Eastern Conference’s race for the final playoff spot. As the highest-scoring team in the NHL with an average of 3.76 goals per game, Buffalo’s Right Wing Tage Thompson leads the team with 68 points on the season. Despite ending a five-game win streak with a 2-3 shootout loss to the Minnesota Wild in their latest road contest on Saturday, the Sabres remain a formidable force on the ice.

In their most recent match, the Sabres held a 2-1 lead in the second period, but Minnesota managed to level the score 2-2 with a goal in the 12th minute of the period, resulting in overtime play. Although both teams failed to find the net in extra time, Buffalo lost in the subsequent shootout competition. Right Wing Jack Quinn and Left Wing Zemgus Girgensons contributed a goal each to the losing effort. Goalkeeper Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen stopped 33 shots but was unable to prevent three goals from the Wild, dropping his record for the year to 13-5-2.

  • The total went OVER in 8 of Buffalo’s last 10 battles with the Hurricanes.
  • The Buffalo Sabres are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games at home.
  • Buffalo is 1-5 SU in their last 6 games at home against Carolina. 

Carolina Hurricanes vs. Buffalo Sabres. The NHL Pick for this contest is Buffalo Sabres. On Wednesday evening, the highly-anticipated match-up between the Buffalo Sabres and the Carolina Hurricanes will take place, with Buffalo’s top player, RW Tage Thompson, expected to take the ice. With an average of 3.76 goals per game, the Sabres are the highest-scoring team in the NHL, while Carolina surrendered four goals in their recent overtime victory over the Los Angeles Kings. The home advantage, coupled with the energy from the crowd, will likely propel the Sabres to a 4-3 win, as predicted.

NHL Starting Time: 7:30 PM ET

Location: KeyBank Center in Buffalo, NY 

Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2023                                                                              


NHL Odds/Point Spread: Buffalo Sabres +134          

NHL Totals: 6.5

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