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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

Milan Lucic
Patrice Bergeron
Mark Recchi
Marco Sturm
David Krejci
Miroslav Satan
Blake Wheeler
Vladimir Sobotka
Michael Ryder
Daniel Paille
Steve Begin
Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara
Johnny Boychuk
Matt Hunwick
Dennis Wideman
Andrew Ference
Adam McQuaid

Buffalo

Tyler Ennis
Tim Connolly
Jason Pominville
Tim Kennedy
Derek Roy
Thomas Vanek
Adam Mair
Paul Gaustad
Mike Grier
Raffi Torres
Matt Ellis
Patrick Kaleta
Henrik Tallinder
Tyler Myers
Andrej Sekera
Craig Rivet
Toni Lydman
Steve Montador

Series Recap:

Game 1


Final - 4.15.2010 1 2 3 Total
Boston Bruins 0 1 0 1
Buffalo Sabres 1 1 0 2

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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