Buffalo looks to continue their point streak tonight against division rival, Boston. Buffalo has gained a possible 5 out of 6 points in the last 3 games and is looking to add two more points to the playoff push.
In the previous three meetings this season, Boston has defeated Buffalo twice, including a 6-2 blowout back in November, which saw Buffalo goalie Ryan Miller get sidelined with a concussion. Buffalo, with assistant coach James Patrick behind the bench, got revenge earlier this month with a 6-0 thumping on home ice. They look to continue that intensity tonight.
Buffalo center Derek Roy has 7 points in a 4 game point streak, which has seen him net two goals, both of which came this past Sunday against Pittsburgh. Jason Pominville has continually scored points has 12 in the last 8 of 9 games.
Boston forwards Nathan Horton and Rich Peverley will be out tonight due to injuries, which Cody McCormick and Jochen Hecht are sidelined as well for Buffalo. Sabres defenseman Robyn Regher left Tuesday’s game due to an injury but is expected to play tonight.
Key factor for tonight’s game is both teams powerplay success. Buffalo has converted once in the last 33 powerplay chances while Boston has converted twice in 22 attempts.
Ryan Miller will start in net for the Buffalo Sabres while Tukka Rask gets the nod for the defending Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins.
Puck drop is at 7:30pm from the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York.