[3:08 PM] Sabres @ Jets

Who will WIN this matchup?

Buffalo Sabres (2-3-2)

@ Winnipeg Jets (4-4-0)


Starting Goalies:

Robin Lehner (BUF): Confirmed

Michael Hutchinson (WPG): Confirmed


Current odds:

Buffalo Sabres: (TBD)

Winnipeg Jets: (TBD)


The Buffalo Sabres finally got the result they wanted in snapping a four-game losing streak, and now look to string consecutive victories together for the first time this season when they visit the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday. Buffalo earned its second win of the season in Saturday’s 3-0 home shutout of Florida, following a string of listless defeats that had the Sabres vowing to put forth a better effort.

The Jets have rebounded nicely from a slow start, winning three of their past five after a gritty 1-0 victory Friday at Colorado. One night after Connor Hellebuyck recorded 38 saves in a 4-1 victory over Dallas, Michael Hutchinson stopped all 37 shots he faced against the Avalanche.

Buffalo got two power-plays goals (one each from Okposo and Sam Reinhart) to support a strong effort from goaltender Anders Nilsson, who made 33 saves in posting his first shutout in four years. Goalie Robin Lehner has missed the past three games with a stomach virus, but is expected to start Sunday after returning to practice Friday.

The Jets, who began the season 2-for-20 on the power play, are 3-for-14 in their past three contests.

Buffalo started play Saturday with only 14 goals in its first six games, tied for last in the NHL.


StreakSmarts Pick: Winnipeg Jets

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick