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Bruins vs Sabres Preview: It Could Always Be Worse

Because even though Bruins have about -3 healthy defensmen…at least they aren't the Sabres.

Just the Facts:

Game Time: 7:00 PM, First Niagara Center.

TV Broadcast: NESN.

Radio Broadcast: 98.5 The Sports Hub

Rival SB Nation Site: Die By The Blade

Season Record: Bruins: 5-6-0, 5th in Atlantic Division | Sabres 2-8-0, 8th in Atlantic Division

Sabres Lines:

Matt Moulson - Tyler Ennis -  Drew Stafford

Torrey Mitchell - Zemgus Girgensons - Brian Gionta

Marcus Foligno - Cody McCormick - Chris Stewart

Nicolas Deslauriers - Sam Reinhart / Cody Hodgson - Brian Flynn / Patrick Kaleta


Josh Gorges - Tyler Myers

Mike Weber -  Andrej Meszaros

Andre Benoit - Rasmus Ristolainen

Nikita Zadorov - Tyson Strachan

Goalies: Jhonas Enroth, Michal Neuvirth

Bruins Lines:


If you're genuinely curious about changes:

Bartkowski - McQuaid

Morrow - Trotman

Or, they could be shuffled around a bit and end up ruining a baby's day.

scared baby

Game Notes:

  • Remember when I said not to panic in October? Well…it's almost November. Besides, that was a simpler time, a time before a picture of Torey Krug's disfigured finger was circulating the internet. Of course aggressive confidence in the Bruins would be ridiculous right now, but here's some healthy perspective: our opponents tonight are talking about tanking for draft picks. Yikes.
  • A 4-3 comeback loss against the Wild was hard to stomach on Tuesday. "It's the NHL right? Best players. Best teams," said Brad Marchand of the loss. Killer insight. He's implying that no matter the score, anything can happen and the Bruins need to play a full 60 minutes of hockey. This is becoming a reoccurring theme.
  • A game against Buffalo, 2-8 and last in the Atlantic Division, is exactly what Boston needs right now. The young defensemen can handle it. Let's see what Dougie Hamilton can do.


The good ole days (bout a week ago)

Last Game in Fancy Stats:

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