Game Day Thread: Sabres at Bruins

Now with grit!
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…

Forward Lines

Brad Marchand

Brad Marchand

Patrice Bergeron

Patrice Bergeron

David Pastrnak

David Pastrnak

Jake DeBrusk

David Krejci

David Krejci

Ryan Spooner

Danton Heinen

Riley Nash

David Backes

Tim Schaller

Sean Kuraly

Austin Czarnik

Austin Czarnik

Defensive pairs

Zdeno Chara

Zdeno Chara

Charlie McAvoy

Charlie McAvoy

Torey Krug

Torey Krug

Brandon Carlo

Brandon Carlo

Matt Grzelcyk

Matt Grzelcyk

Adam McQuaid

Adam McQuaid

Goaltending
Tuukka Rask (Anton Khudobin)

The Sabres will also suit up some players tonight
Forwards
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

Defensemen
Nathan Beaulieu — Rasmus Ristolainen
Marco Scandella — Casey Nelson
Josh Gorges — Viktor Antipin

Goaltender
“Hi, I’m” Chad Johnson

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Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Hey Bruins, we all like Chad Johnson. He’s a nice guy. Doesn’t mean you have to give him the win.

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

Guys, what’s wrong with our friends?

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

Perhaps we score two goals this period

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

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Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

When was the last time the Bruins were down 2-0? This feels weird and all wrong.

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

Hey hockey pals!

First period could have been better. I love Tim Schaller’s cult following. New Hampshire finally has something to be proud of.

Now maybe we could complete a pass next period?

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Hey all. Was watching The Shining and forgot there was a game on.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

What is this new Stick feature? Can I use it for evil?

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

I see no stick but I am on mobile!