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Sabres host Bruins in Opener

Buffalo set to begin 49th season in franchise history

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The 2018-2019 season is finally here and captain 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. They’ll meet again twice in December and then once more in January.

DateH/ATimeWinnerGWG
Thurs, Oct. 4thHome7 p.m.L 4-1Zdeno Chara
Sun, Dec. 16thAway5 p.m.W 4-2Jeff Skinner
Sat, Dec. 29thHome7 p.m.TBD
Sat, Jan. 5thAway7 p.m.TBD

Buffalo notes: The Sabres are trying to change the culture as it’s been a frustrating drought. The rebuild has taken much longer than fans had hoped, but with Rasmus Dahlin’s arrival, there’s a new belief. Getting off to a strong start this season would be a huge step for this team, since they have struggled out of the gate in recent years.

Boston notes: The Boston Bruins opened their regular season last night against the Washington Captials, but it was #ALLCAPS, all night. Washington raised their banner and came out looking like the Stanley Cup Champions they were last year. Tuukka Rask was pulled after allowing five goals, and Jaroslav Halak came in to finish the game.

Starting goaltenders: Carter Hutton will make his Sabres debut. He’ll be wearing #40 and will go against Halak. The Bruins had announced earlier in the week that Halak would get the call tonight, but they definitely didn’t expect Rask to get lit up on Wednesday.

Kevin founded the site in 2008 and it has taken off ever since. He graduated from Buffalo State College with a bachelor's degree in journalism.

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