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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.
Sun, Dec. 16thAway5 p.m.
Sat, Dec. 29thHome7 p.m.
Sat, Jan. 5thAway7 p.m.

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.

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NHL Standings

TEAMGPRECPTS
Atlantic Division Leaders:
1711-3-325
199-6-422
179-5-321
Metropolitan Division Leaders:
1813-2-329
1612-3-125
1710-5-222
Wild Card leaders:
1710-6-121
178-4-521
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179-6-220
179-7-119
158-5-218
157-6-216
176-8-315
165-7-414
166-9-113
196-12-113
TEAMGPRECPTS
Central Division Leaders:
1812-3-327
1710-5-222
179-5-321
Pacific Division Leaders:
1912-5-226
2010-7-323
189-6-321
Wild Card leaders:
1810-7-121
199-7-321
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179-6-220
189-8-119
188-8-218
176-7-416
187-10-115
176-10-113
175-11-111