⏰ 5 p.m. ? MSG ? WGR550
Season series: This is the second meeting between the teams this season. The first matchup came on Buffalo’s home opener – a crushing 4-0 loss. It was a game that looked like many of the performances of last year’s last-place team.
Phil Housley was quoted at the end of the game: “It’s disappointing. So what can we control? We can control how we come to the rink tomorrow and work because we are not going through this again.” His words rang true. The Sabres and Bruins face off again on December 29th in Buffalo.
|Thurs, Oct. 4th||Home||7 p.m.|
|Sun, Dec. 16th||Away||5 p.m.|
|Sat, Dec. 29th||Home||7 p.m.|
|Sat, Jan. 5th||Away||7 p.m.|
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 Dalhin both put up three-point performances and Sam Reinhart extended his point streak to nine games. On a side note, it was announced Saturday the Patrik Bergland has been suspended indefinitely for “failing to report to team.”
Boston notes: The Bruins are coming off a 5-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Despite a plethora of injuries the Bruins still sit in the second wildcard position with 38 points, posting a 5-5 record over their last 10 games. Their top center, Patrice Bergeron, has only played in 19 games this season leaving one of the top lines in the NHL without its centerpiece. Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak have still produced at a high level, each with 33 and 39 points respectively.
Starting goaltenders: Tuukka Rask should get the call in net for the Bruins, while the Sabres will likely go with Linus Ullmark after Carter Hutton got the start in D.C.