2 – Sabres shut out the Flyers power play…twice
If there is one avenue that has been stellar for the Sabres across the first two weeks of the season, it’s the penalty kill, and they are currently sitting at 89.19 percent through nine games. As for the Flyers, their power play is nearly as bad as Buffalo’s, going just 4 for 27 so far in 2023-24.
Clearly, it’s a mismatch on paper, and if the Black and Red can shut out the Colorado Avalanche’s power play six times – okay, five times since the last one lasted about five seconds – then they can shut out anyone’s. Therefore, look for the Blue and Gold to take full advantage of Philadelphia’s weak man advantage, and post another pair of perfect performances while shorthanded.
The Sabres also have the Flyers beaten in shooting percentage and save percentage at 5-on-5. So if they play the same game that they played on Sunday, they have a good chance of winning at least one if not both of these games.