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[open thread] Sabres @ Bruins

Time: 7:00 TV: MSG(HD) Radio: WGR55

Sabres Notes:

Haven't played since 4-3 OT victory against Tampa Bay on Saturday...Jaro Spacek is expected to be back in the lineup tonight...Mike Weber was sent back to Rochester earlier in the week...Thomas Vanek scored only his third goal of the season when he scored the overtime winner against Tampa...Toni Lydman will be wearing the "C" on his jersey tonight after being named the captain for November...Last game of a five day road trip...Play against Florida at home tomorrow night at 7:30pm.

Bruins Notes:

Bruins have only lost one time at home this season and that was Saturday against Philadelphia...Tim Thomas is expected to start due to an injury to Manny Fernandez...Boston Forward Patrice Bergeron was released from the hospital after being diagnosed with a concussion and broken nose after being hit by Randy Jones on Saturday...Bruins coach Claude Julien termed the hit "a dirty hit"

Fast Fact:

The Sabres and Bruins will meet three times in the next 10 days.

Team Leaders

Buffalo Sabres

  • Goals:Derek Roy, Jason Pominville 5
  • Points: Brian Campbell, Tim Connolly 11
  • +/-: Brian Campbell +6
  • PIM: Paul Gaustad 15

Boston Bruins

  • Goals: Phil Kessel 5
  • Points: Marc Savard 10
  • +/-: Chuck Kobasew +5
  • PIM: Milan Lucic 24

Projected Line combinations

Buffalo Forwards
26-Vanek, 9-Roy, 61-Afinogenov
55-Hecht, 19-Connolly, 29-Pominville
12-Kotalik, 28-Gaustad, 21-Stafford
20-Paille, 22-Mair, 76-Peters

Buffalo Defensemen
6-Spacek, 51-Campbell
5-Lydman, 10-Tallinder

30-Miller, 35-Thibault

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