All the statistical battles went in Nashville’s favor Saturday night against the Buffalo Sabres.
Shots? The Predators had way more than Buffalo. Faceoffs? Nashville won that by a wide margin. The Predators even scored a power-play goal and did not allow a score on the penalty-kill.
Which is more reason why Coach Barry Trotz and his team were befuddled by Buffalo’s 3-2 win in front of an announced sellout of 17,113 at Bridgestone Arena.