Buffalo Sabres vs Nashville Predators: NHL Live Stream, Schedule, Probable Lineups, Injury Report, March 21, 2023

The game between the Buffalo Sabres and Nashville Predators will take place at KeyBank Center on Tuesday, March 21 at 7:00 PM ET.

Buffalo Sabres in a file photo (Image credits: twitter/BuffaloSabres)
By Niranjan Shivalkar | Mar 21, 2023 | 3 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

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The Buffalo Sabres will welcome the Nashville Predators to KeyBank Center for an NHL game on Tuesday. The Buffalo Sabres lost 0-7 in their last game over the Bruins. The Sabres dropped to 2-7-2 in their past 11 as part of a swoon that began immediately after they won five of six to move into eighth-place in the Eastern Conference standings. Buffalo squandered yet another opportunity to gain ground after opening the day sitting 11th, and six points behind the eighth-place Pittsburgh Penguins. 

Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen stopped 19 shots in dropping to 0-3-2 in his past five, a stretch in which he’s allowed 21 goals. The difference in how the playoff-tested Bruins played compared to the Sabres — in the midst of an NHL-worst 11-season playoff drought — was apparent to Buffalo coach Don Granato. “They make their breaks and they’re ready for their breaks and they get them early in the game,” Granato said. “So you fall behind, you start chasing the game against a team that’s feeling their swagger like they are, and it’s a little more challenging.

Captain Patrice Bergeron set the tone by scoring 15 seconds into the game. The Bruins scored three times on their first seven shots. David Pastrnak matched a career-high by scoring his team-leading 48th goal. And Swayman made 26 saves to post his second straight shutout, which he celebrated by taking a bite out of a chicken wing offered to him by fellow goalie Linus Ullmark.

Nashville Predators

The Nashville Predators on the other hand lost 7-0 against the Rangers in their last game. The Rangers scored six times on their first eight shots, chasing Nashville starting goalie Kevin Lankinen after he gave up four goals on five shots. He was replaced by Juuse Saros. Miller became the first defenseman in franchise history with four points in a single period as the Rangers led 6-0 less than 14 minutes in. The avalanche of early goals tied the franchise record for most in the first period, most recently achieved on Dec. 15, 1999, in an 8-3 home win over Los Angeles. 

“That was pretty fun,” Miller said. ”The puck was finding me.” Halak improved to 8-2-2 in his last 12 starts as the 37-year-old Slovak-born goalie secured his 53rd career shutout, third-most among active netminders behind Marc-Andre Fleury and Jonathan Quick. “It was a team effort from the drop of the puck until the end,” Halak said. ”Last two games — yesterday and today — we did a really good job playing for 60 minutes and it paid off.”

Halak, who has 294 career wins with seven NHL teams, was especially pleased with his first shutout as a Ranger. His family — including six-year-old son Nathan, who also is a goalie — were in attendance at Madison Square Garden. “It’s more special when they are in the stands,” Halak said. “It feels great to get a win and more special to get a shutout. Our D, even though we had a big lead, they were blocking shots.”

Probable Lineup

Buffalo Sabres

Kale Clague – Dylan Cozens – Rasmus Dahlin 

Zemgus Girgensons – Jordan Greenway – Henri Jokiharju 

Peyton Krebs – Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen – Ilya Lyubushkin 

Casey Mittelstadt – Kyle Okposo

Victor Olofsson – JJ Peterka 

Owen Power – Jack Quinn 

Jeff Skinner – Riley Stillman 

Tage Thompson 

Alex Tuch

Nashville Predators

Egor Afanasyev – Tyson Barrie – Matt Duchene 

Luke Evangelista – Dante Fabbro – Cal Foote 

Cody Glass – Kevin Gravel – Jordan Gross

Mark Jankowski – Juuse Saros

Kevin Lankinen – Jeremy Lauzon 

Michael McCarron – Thomas Novak 

Kiefer Sherwood – Colton Sissons 

Cole Smith 

Philip Tomasino 

Yakov Trenin

Injury Report

Buffalo Sabres: Devon Levi, Jordan Greenway, Mattias Samuelsson, Eric Comrie, Ben Bishop

Nashville Predators: Juuso Parssinen, Roman Josi, Ryan McDonagh, Filip Forsberg, Mark Borowiecki, Alexandre Carrier, Ryan Johansen

Buffalo Sabres vs Nashville Predators Schedule

The game between the Buffalo Sabres and Nashville Predators will take place at KeyBank Center on Tuesday, March 21 at 7:00 PM ET.

Where to watch the Buffalo Sabres vs Nashville Predators?

The match between the Buffalo Sabres and Nashville Predators will be telecast live on Bally Sports South, Fox Sports South, MSG.

CountryChannelDate and Time
United StatesBally Sports South, Fox Sports South, MSG.March 21 (7:00 PM ET)

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