The Sabres have come to town to play the Bruins… again.
The Sabres are a bad team, but they never seem to just take the beat down that they surely deserve.
Early in this season, the Bruins ran up a big lead on the Sabres, only to blow it and lose in overtime.
The Sabres and the Bruins are opposite sides of the same coin — The Bruins are scoring 3.27 Goals per game and giving up 2.35 goals against. The Sabres are running at 2.30GF & 3.28GA. So I predict the Bruins will prevail by a score of 3.275 to 2.325.
One of the players who cost the Bruins was old Brillo-head himself, Jack Eichel. Eichel is Buffalo’s leading scorer, with 22G-31A-53P
Eichel has numbers that seem similar – if not better than – the Bruins top-liners, so one must ask ‘how can a team with such a strong player stink so badly?’
Well, go ahead and ask, I’ll wait.
Well, Eichel has played 54 games to Marchand’s 39 and Bergeron’s 47, so the Bruins have two skaters (Bergy & Pasta) with roughly the same points per game and one (Marchand) who is performing significantly better. Also, there isn’t anyone else on the Sabres who’ve cracked 40 points so far this season.
Let’s do some lines…
|Tuukka Rask||(Anton Khudobin)|
The Sabres will also suit up some players tonight
Evan Rodriguez — Jack Eichel — Sam Reinhart
Evander Kane — Ryan O’Reilly — Kyle Okposo —
Scott Wilson — Johan Larsson — Jason Pominville
Benoit Pouliot — Jacob Josefson — Jordan Nolan
Nathan Beaulieu — Rasmus Ristolainen
Marco Scandella — Casey Nelson
Josh Gorges — Viktor Antipin
“Hi, I’m” Chad Johnson