2 – Sabres penalty kill continues its upward trajectory
As mentioned in the previous section: It’s only been two games, so we can’t take the following information with much more than a grain of salt. However, the Buffalo Sabres 85.71 percent penalty kill is over 4.5 percent above the league average following Week 1, and it’s been noticeably more aggressive this year.
That aggression stays in Week 2 as the penalty kill will be successful at least 86 percent of the time. This prediction isn’t claiming that the PK unit will always experience the outings it had in Week 1 as there will be lean periods, but their confidence will continue to build this week.
And it will serve as a decent launch pad to becoming at least a unit ranked in the top half of the league this season, along with the power play when it finds its groove.