Carolina Hurricanes vs Buffalo Sabres 2-1-23

Carolina Hurricanes vs Buffalo Sabres 2/1/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Carolina Hurricanes vs Buffalo Sabres 2/1/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The Carolina Hurricanes will invade KeyBank Center in Buffalo and take on the Buffalo Sabres for their second back-to-back NHL action on Wednesday, February 1.


Carolina is 33-9-8 with 74 points through 50 games played and took the lead in the Metropolitan Division with a 16-4-6 road record for the year.


The Hurricanes won six games in a row including a 5-4 home triumph in overtime versus the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night.


Carolina chased a three-point deficit entering the final period of the match but rallied in the final period to even the score forcing the game into overtime where the Hurricanes prevailed by 5-4 in the victory.


The Carolina Hurricanes outshot the LA Kings by a 30-21 margin in the match.   


Carolina’s Defenseman Brent Burns started the scoring in the contest with a goal scored on an assist from RW Andrei Svechnikov with 6:33 minutes left in the first period.


Centers Paul Stastny, Jordan Staal, and RW Teuvo Teravainen scored one goal each in succession bringing the score to 4-4 all pushing the game to overtime.


Center Sebastian Aho punched the winning goal while the Hurricanes are on a power play on assists from Defenseman Brent Burns and Center Martin Necas after 4:06 minutes passed in the extra period.   


The totals went OVER in 11 of Carolina’s last 14 contests while the Hurricanes are 6-0 straight up in their last 6 matches played.


The Carolina Hurricanes are 13-1 SU in their last 14 outings played versus Buffalo while the totals went OVER in 6 of the Hurricanes’ last 7 road games.  


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Carolina Hurricanes vs Buffalo Sabres Predictions 2/1/2023


The Buffalo Sabres are returning home after losing their recent road trip and will try to bounce back with a win over the visiting Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday evening.


Buffalo at 26-19-4 won six of their last 10 matches played and was just a point behind Pittsburgh in the race for the final playoff seat in the Eastern Conference.


The Sabres are the highest-scoring team in the NHL with an average of 3.76 goals per contest and RW Tage Thompson led Buffalo in scoring with 68 total points on the season.


The Sabres ended a five-game winning streak with a 2-3 shootout loss to the Minnesota Wild in their recent road match on Saturday.         

Buffalo failed to hold on to its 2-1 lead in the second after allowing Minnesota to tie the score at 2-2 with a goal in the 12:39 minute of the second period forcing the game to go into overtime.


The Sabres lost the game in a shootout competition after both teams failed to score a goal in the extra period.


RW Jack Quinn and LW Zemgus Girgensons scored one goal apiece for Buffalo in the losing effort. GK Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen defended 33 shots tried against him but failed to stop three goals of the Wild dropping his record to 13-5-2 for the year.  


The totals went UNDER in 4 of the Sabres’ last 6 contests while Buffalo is 5-1 straight up in its last 6 contests played.


The totals went OVER in 8 of the Sabres’ last 10 matches played versus Carolina while Buffalo is 2-4 SU in its last 6 home games.    


Carolina Hurricanes vs. Buffalo Sabres. The NHL Pick for this contest is Buffalo +134. The Sabres’ best player RW Tage Thompson is expected to play in this match-up on Wednesday.


Carolina yielded four goals in last night’s overtime win over the LA Kings while Buffalo is the highest-scoring team in the league with an average of 3.76 goals per game.


Look for the Sabres to beat the Hurricanes at home with crowd support on Wednesday. The prediction: Buffalo Sabres will win 4-3.    


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Carolina Hurricanes vs Buffalo Sabres 2/1/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

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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