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Sabres host Marchand, Boston as they look to get back in winning column

⏰ 7 p.m.   ? MSG   ? WGR550

The Sabres look for victory against the Boston Bruins tonight after falling, 4-1, against the St. Louis Blues on Thursday.

Season series: It’s a split series between these two teams so far this season. Boston gave Buffalo a crushing home opener on October 4th, shutting them out, 4-0. Buffalo made their comeback in their next matchup on December 16th, winning by a score of 4-2.

Buffalo notes: The Sabres failed to put together a three-game winning streak in Washington, losing to the Capitals in the shootout. It was, however, a well-earned road-point against one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference.

Jack Eichel and Rasmus Dahlin both put up three-point performances and Sam Reinhart extended his point streak to nine games. The Sabres recalled goaltender Scott Wedgewood from the Rochester Americans Saturday morning, followed by Coach Phil Housley announcing Linus Ullmark is ill — Carter Hutton will start in goal. Zemgus Girgensons is week-to-week with an upper body injury while Jason Pominville makes his return tonight and Nathan Beaulieu, who missed the past five games with an upper-body injury, is in for Lawrence Pilut, who is a healthy scratch.

Boston notes: The Bruins are looking to rebound tonight after back-to-back losses, most recently to the New Jersey Devils. Boston is 2-5 in their last seven road games.

Starting goaltenders: Tuukka Rask will start in goal. Wing Brad Marchand (upper body), defenseman Charlie McAvoy (lower body) and wing David Backes (suspension) will all miss tonight’s game.

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