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Bruins vs. Sabres 12/19/17 PREVIEW

The Back-to-Back’s “other” game, now complete with a trip to Buffalo.

NHL: Buffalo Sabres at Boston Bruins Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Just the Facts:

The Time: 7:30pm EST

The Place: KeyBank Center, Buffalo, NY

Place to Watch: NESN, NBCSN, Sportsnet

Place to Listen: 98.5 The Sports Hub, WGR 550 in Buffalo

Opposing SBNation Blog: Die by the Blade

Players to Watch for:

  • Human dumpster fire Evander Kane currently leads the Buffalo Sabres in points and goals.
  • Robin Lehner currently rocks a .911 in SV%, making him the starter by default.
  • Did you know Jack Eichel went to BU?

Quick Preview:

Boston just came off of a 7-2 demolishing of the Blue Jackets last night, and couldn’t have looked better. Now, they face a team that should be markedly worse than Columbus is...right?

Well, in theory it’s right. Buffalo only has eight wins this season, have been disastrous in their own end, have all sorts of rumors of the team going to sell off whatever they can swirling about, and only have one win in the month of December.

...Of course, if you remember, the Bruins are one of the few distinguished teams that did lose to Buffalo this year, in a game they let the Sabres back into. It should behoove the Black and Gold to put this one away in similar fashion to the way they ended up putting away Columbus.

Either way, it oughta make a great game for two extra points over Montreal/Detroit!