Bruins vs. Sabres Preview: The Sobotka Trade Finally Pays Off?

Jen Fuller

Defensive depth, woo!

Just the Facts:

Game Time: 7PM, FN Center. TV Broadcast: NESN. Radio Broadcast: 98.5 The Sports Hub

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Records: Bruins 23-9-2 vs. Sabres 8-23-3

Sabres Lines:

Ville Leino - Steve Ott - Drew Stafford
Marcus Foligno - Cody Hodgson - Matt D'Agostini
Matt Moulson - Zemkus Girgensons - Tyler Ennis
Matt Ellis - Kevin Porter - Brian Flynn
Henrik Tallinder - Tyler Myers
Christian Ehrhoff - Alexander Sulzer
Jamie McBain - Mike Weber
Ryan Miller
Jhonas Enroth

Bruins Lines:

Milan Lucic - David Krejci - Jarome Iginla
Reilly Smith - Patrice Bergeron - Brad Marchand
Carl Soderberg - Ryan Spooner - Nick Johnson
Jordan Caron - Gregory Campbell - Craig Cunningham
Zdeno Chara - Johnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg - Torey Krug
Matt Bartkowski - David Warsofsky
Tuukka Rask
Chad Johnson

Preview:

God, the Sabres are garbage. They don't even have noted Bruins killer Thomas Vanek anymore, instead trading him to the Islanders for Matt Moulson. Okay then, Buffalo.

Feast your eyes on that top line. Visualize, if you will, just how neatly the Krejci line will tear them apart (hint: they should go through them like wet tissue paper. It should be hilarious.) One has to feel for Ryan Miller; as hatable as he is, he's still Team USA's goalie, and for that let's all just hope he gets rescued from the bleakness of Western New York sometime soon.

Will John Scott play? Who knows. Who cares. Will Dave Warsofsky play, that's the real burning question. Finally, the Vladimir Sobotka trade will pay at least small dividends! The answer appears to be yes, he'll make his NHL debut one game after Craig Cunningham made his. So all told, that's six Providence guys making appearances for the Bruins this year. Crazy.

Chad Johnson will likely get the start; Tuukka Rask doesn't need to waste his time on a garbage team like Buffalo.

NEVER FORGET:

This will never not be funny.

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