Game Preview: Sabres @ Bruins
The Buffalo Sabres (9-3-1) travel Boston tonight to take on the mediocre Bruins (6-7-2).
The Bruins are coming off an overtime loss to the equally mediocre Montreal Canadiens. The Canadiens scored first off the stick of big Glenn Metropolit. An entire period passed before the Patrice Bergeron netted his 5th of the season to tie the game. Camalleri scored the lone shootout goal to clinch the game for the Habs.
The Sabres got murdered by the Flyers last night in a game that saw Calder nominees Tyler Myers and James Van Riemsdiek each score their 3rd goal of the season. We all know the story. Young defense failed yet again. Buffalo didn’t shoot quite as much as they could have. Blah, blah, blah.
Today, however, is a new day. Let’s see what’s up.
Derek Roy: Roysie netted his second of the season on a powerplay goal. He later got his 9th (!) assist of the season later in the game on a Tyler Myers powerplay goal. Look for Roy to try to continue his scoring pace with points tonight against a somewhat uncertain Bruins team.
Patrice Bergeron: Patrice has been on fire as of late. He leads the team in goals and points. What a machine. But seriously, he scored the lone goal for the sad, sad Bruins yesterday in a game that the “B”s really needed. Watch out for Patrice tonight. He’ll most likely try to pepper young Enroth with shots.
The Buffalo Sabres: The Buffaslugs have not looked good as of late. They looked atrocious last night. It’s not like the Flyers even turned it on that much last night. They only had 6 more shots than the Sabres. Buffalo needs to step it up tonight on the road if they want to stay on top.
The Boston Bruins: The Bruins looked just as bad as the Sabres as of late. They’ve lost 3 straight games. That’s just not acceptable if they wish to be considered part of the elite of the NHL.
Tukka Rask gets the start tonight for Boston. He’s a solid backup in the shadow of Timmy Thomas.
Jhonas Enroth gets the nod tonight for Buffalo as Ryan Miller needs rest and Lalame is injured.
Watch Danielle Paille tonight in his first game against the team that drafted him.
Game is at 7:00 on MSG. Go Sabres!