Season Series: 2-1 Sabres
10/21: Sabres 5 | Bruins 4 (OT)
12/19: Bruins 3 | Sabres 0 (recap)
2/10: Sabres 4 | Bruins 2 (recap)
Puck drop: 5:00 p.m. EST | KeyBank Center | Buffalo, NY
Radio: WGR 550
SB Nation Bruins blog: Stanley Cup of Chowder
What to Watch
Last night Evander Kane was held out with a trade on the horizon by tomorrow afternoon. It’ll be interesting to see if anyone else is scratched tonight to protect their trade assets.
2. Early Game Struggles
The Sabres enter tonight 0-7 in games that start before 7 pm EST. With the 5 PM start tonight we’ll see if they can get their first early game win of the season.
Know Your Opponent
1. Rick Nash
The Bruins pulled off a big trade acquiring Rick Nash from the New York Rangers. They traded Matt Beleskey, Ryan Spooner, Ryan Lindgren, a 2018 first round pick and 2019 seventh round pick. There’s a chance that Nash plays tonight against the Sabres.
2. Patrice Bergeron
Bergeron left Toronto last night in a walking boot after blocking a shot in the Bruins loss to the Leafs. He’s considered a game-time decision tonight.
Projected Lineup (unconfirmed)
67 Benoit Pouliot - 90 Ryan O’Reilly - 23 Sam Reinhart
28 Zemgus Girgensons - 71 Evan Rodrigues - 21 Kyle Okposo
20 Scott Wilson - 22 Johan Larsson - 29 Jason Pominville
13 Nick Baptiste - 10 Jacob Josefson - 17 Jordan Nolan
82 Nathan Beaulieu - 55 Rasmus Ristolainen
6 Marco Scandella - 8 Casey Nelson
4 Josh Gorges - 93 Victor Antipin
Starting Goaltender: 31 Chad Johnson