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Bruins (13-10-1) vs. Sabres (9-9-5) PREVIEW: Bruins hope to re-right the ship in Buffalo

Jack Eichel and Co. host David Pastrnak and Pals in a matinee matchup!

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Facts:

THE TIME: 1pm

THE PLACE: First Niagara Center wait what do you mean they changed sponsorships KeyBank Center, Cleveland-of-the-East, NY

THE RECORD: Boston's 13-10-1, 3rd in Division vs. Buffalo's 9-9-5, last in division

THE TV CHANNEL: NESN, SportsNet

THE RADIO STATION: 98.5 The Sports Hub

THE OPPOSING SBNATION BLOG: Die By The Sword

Game Notes:

  • The Sabres won their last game in a 4-3 thriller over NYR, the supposed "best offense in the NHL" according to just goal scoring.
  • Anders Nilsson played against NYR, so expect Lehner maybe? Rask will likely take this game.
  • David Pastrnak's shootout goal doesn't count, but even so, he still holds the leading goal-scorer title for Boston, and holds steady at 3rd in the NHL, tied with Vlad Tarasenko and Mark Scheifele.
  • This should barely surprise you but the Bergeron line right now is killing it on possession.
  • In spite of everything about the Carolina game the Bruins had a pretty good night possession wise on Thursday, with only four players at or below 50% in CF%.
  • This will be Jack Eichel's 2nd game back from injury that kept him on the ropes for the past couple of months.
  • The Sabres kinda suck possession-wise. The Bruins don't.
  • If he is in, this will be Anton Blidh's first game of the season with Boston
  • The Bruins DID suffer a statistical drop in that they are now 29th in the league in Shot %. TAKE MOAR SHOTS ON GOAL PLS.
  • Zdeno Chara was a skating player but a healthy scratch on Thursday. Maybe he returns tonight?
  • Every Tim Hortons for six miles around the KeyBank Arena has reinforced their

NEVER FORGET:

Not Bruins related, but if you want to twist the knife with Sabres fans, there's only two words to drain the color from their face and hope from their souls.

"It counted."