Just the Facts:
Game Time: 7:00 PM, TD Garden.
TV Broadcast: NESN, TVA, CITY.
Radio Broadcast: 98.5 The Sports Hub
Rival SB Nation Site: Silver Seven
Clarke MacArthur - Kyle Turris - Bobby Ryan
Milan Michalek - Mika Zibanejad - Alex Chiasson
Zack Smith - David - Legwand - Chris Neil
Mike Hoffman - Curtis Lazar - Mark Stone
Chris Phillips - Erik Karlsson
Jared Cown - Cody Ceci
Patrick Wierchioch - Eric Gryba
Goalies: Craig Anderson, Andrew Hammond
Bruins Lines: (I…I think?)
Milan Lucic - David Krejci - Seth Griffith
Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - Reilly Smith
Matt Fraser - Carl Soderberg - Loui Eriksson
Daniel Paille - Gregory Campbell - Simon Gagne
Dennis Seidenberg - Dougie Hamilton
David Warsofsky - Adam McQuaid
Joe Morrow - Zach Trotman
Goalies: Tuukka Rask, Niklas Svedberg
IR: Don't make me say it.
- It simply should not take overtime to beat the Sabres, but it did. It felt like finding out Santa isn't real but realizing that Christmas still goes on. The jumbled up third line featuring Soderberg as center managed to tie it up. Marchand finally had a great game and scored twice, probably because he was pissed off. The Bruins outshot the Sabres 37-15. The phrase "a win is a win" makes me break out in hives, but I'll take these two road points for what they are.
- Boston's next five games are against teams that didn't make the playoffs last season. Ease of schedule should allow new defensemen to find their game and get confident. It seems like even the veterans need this.
- The Senators are a good team this year. They put up a fight in a shootout loss to the Blackhawks. Craig Anderson's goaltending has been crucial and Bruins offense will need to produce a lot of chances.
Last Game in Fancy Stats:
I guess the game really wasn't that bad, but it's the Sabres.