Bruins and Sabres set for Game 2 in Buffalo

After an emotional and closely contested Game1 that saw the Buffalo Sabres edge the Boston Bruins 2-1 on Thursday night, the two teams will return to the ice at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, NY on Saturday afternoon (1:00 PM ET; NBC) for Game 2 of their best-of-seven Eastern Conference Quarterfinals series.

Probable Starting Goaltenders:


Tuukka Rask

#40 / Goalie / Boston Bruins

6-3

169

Mar 10, 1987



GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Tuukka Rask 45 2562 22 12 84 1.97 1221 1137 .931 5


Ryan Miller

#30 / Goalie / Buffalo Sabres

6-2

175

Jul 17, 1980



GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Ryan Miller 69 4047 41 18 150 2.22 2098 1948 .929 5


Injury Report

Boston

Out for the Series: Mark Stuart (finger), Dennis Seidenberg (wrist) & Marc Savard (concussion)

Buffalo

Doubtful: Drew Stafford (concussion)

Out for Series: Jochen Hecht (finger)

Projected Lines:

Boston

 

Buffalo

 

Series Recap:

Game 1



Boston:

Goal: Mark Recchi (PP)

Tuukka Rask (30 saves)

Buffalo:

Goals: Thomas Vanek & Craig Rivet

Ryan Miller (38 saves)

Bruins' S#!& List

Patrick Kaleta....well for being Patrick Kaleta

Toni Lydman for his spear on Milan Lucic in Game 1

Tyler Myers for his elbow on Johnny Boychuk in Game 1

Notes:

- Bruins assistant coach Craig Ramsay is expected to be back behind the bench for today's game after being taken to the hospital due to flu-like symptoms on Thursday.

- The Bruins will need to test Ryan Miller more and create more traffic in front.

- Tuukka Rask is 4-1-0 lifetime vs. Buffalo with a 1.43 GAA and a .954 save percentage.

- Ryan Miller is 16-5-6 lifetime vs. Boston with a 2.53 GAA and a .914 save percentage.

- The Bruins can't let the Sabres go up 2-0 and expect to move on to the next round.

- The B's lead the all-time play-off series with Buffalo 21-19

- The Bruins need to find a way to contain the Sabres speedy forwards. Matt Hunwick learned his lesson on Thursday when he over-committed and tried to pinch-in in the neutral on Derek Roy and Roy burned him with his speed.

- Today's game will air on NBC, so I will actually get to watch it on an actual TV.

- Hopefully, the officiating is a little more consistent than it was on Thursday night.

- For more on this series, check out Die By The Blade

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