Sabres at Bruins Preview: The cat's out of the bag

Buffalo looks to split the home-and-home with Boston.

Game #53

Buffalo Sabres (21-26-5) at
Boston Bruins (27-18-6)

Puck Drop: 7:00 pm EST | TD Garden | Boston, MA
TV: MSG, NESN, Bell TV | Radio: WGR 550
SB Nation Bruins Blog: Stanley Cup of Chowder

Three Questions

1. How will Catenacci look in his NHL debut?

Dan Catenacci was rewarded for a five-game point streak with Rochester, getting his first call-up four years after being drafted. He's scored seven goals and nine assists in 36 games this season and will be playing alongside Nick Deslauriers and David Legwand.

2. Can Matt Moulson take advantage of another promotion?

Moulson is back on the second line due to Marcus Foligno's injury. He's still looking to make an impact on this year's team. At least he has a better shot doing something with his housemate Jack Eichel and Zemgus Girgensons, who have great chemistry together, than he did on the fourth line.

3. Can Ryan O'Reilly end his scoring slump?

ROR was very critical of himself yesterday for his lack of scoring. He's been held goalless for the last 11 games after a great November.

Projected BUF Lineup

McGinn - O'Reilly - Reinhart
Girgensons - Eichel - Moulson
Kane - Larsson - Gionta
Catenacci - Legwand - Deslauriers

Gorges - Ristolainen
Weber - Franson
Bogosian - Pysyk

Goal: Robin Lehner