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Sabres host Bruins in opener

Buffalo set to begin 49th season in franchise history

⏰ 7 p.m.   📺 MSG   📻 WGR550

SabresStat ComparisonBruins
15-16-3Record26-6-2
8-9-2Home14-3-1
7-7-2Away12-3-1
0-0Shootouts0-0
87Goals For95
55Goals Against76
20% (9th)PP Percentage25% (2nd)
78% (23rd)PK Percentage84% (5th)

The 2018-2019 season is finally here and Jack Eichel and the Sabres host the Boston Bruins tonight at KeyBank Center.

Season series: Tonight’s matchup is the first of four between these teams this season. The only other meeting this year came back on December 20 in Buffalo when Colorado walked out of the First Niagara Center with a 5-1 win.

DateH/ATimeWinnerGWG
Thurs, Oct. 4thHome7 p.m.TBD
Sun, Dec. 16thAway5 p.m.TBD
Sat, Dec. 29thHome7 p.m.TBD
Sat, Jan. 5thAway7 p.m.TBD

Buffalo notes: The Sabres had a two game western road trip before coming home on Thursday night for its meeting with the Coyotes. Buffalo went 0-2 on the road trip, and looked to bounce back on home-ice. At least, it was home-ice to the players, but the fans were on the “tank wagon” on Thursday as they cheered on the Coyotes throughout the night to beat the Sabres.

#BUF Top ScorersGPGoalsAssistsPoints
15Jack Eichel67253964
90Ryan O'Reilly81243761
23Sam Reinhart82252550
21Kyle Okposo76152944
55Rasmus Ristolainen7363541

Boston notes: The Bruins may be fighting a little too late for a playoff spot with eight games remaining in the 2014-15 season. After winning the Central Division last season in head coach Patrick Roy’s rookie year behind the bench, the team has come down from the clouds and have crashed hard this season.

#BOS Top Scorers (2017-18)GPGoalsAssistsPoints
63Brad Marchand68345185
88David Pastrnak82354580
37Patrice Bergeron64303363
47Torey Krug76144559
43Danton Heinen77163147

Starting goaltenders: Colorado needs to start stringing more wins to continue its late playoff push. Can the Sabres spoil the party and try to climb out of the basement? Opening face-off is scheduled for 9pm, and the game can be seen on MSG Network.

Starting GoaltendersW/LGAASV %SHO
Linus Ullmark14-42.55.9303
Career vs. BOS3-02.80.9752
Tuukka Rask7-83.56.9881
Career vs. BUF14-102.40.9705

Line combos (projected):

Offense

SobotkaBerglund
Tage Thompson

Defense

Goaltenders

StartingBackup

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Away teamHome teamMatch start
Boston BruinsBuffalo SabresThu, 10/04/2018 - 7:05 pm

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