Game Day Thread: Bruins @ Sabres

It’s opening night!
Yeah, there was some kinda hockey last night, but its not like that was a real game, right?

The Bruins opened up the NHL’s 2018-2019 season in Washington last night, and then… it all goes black.

So tonight they face the Buffalo Sabres in Buffalo for the Sabres home opener.

Let’s do some lines.

Tory Krug is still out with his foot in a walking boot, and we won’t see him for at least three weeks. That will put new acquisition John Moore in his spot on the defense. Coach Cassidy is expected to mix things up after last night’s cluster fruck and line rushes were a bit mixed. Anders Bjork is expected to step into the lineup.

Bruins Forward Lines
Brad Marchand

Brad Marchand

Patrice Bergeron

Patrice Bergeron

David Pastrnak

David Pastrnak

Jake DeBrusk

Jake DeBrusk

David Krejci

David Krejci

Ryan Donato

Danton Heinen

Danton Heinen

Sean Kuraly

Anders Bjork

Anders Bjork

Riley Nash

Joakim Nordstrom

Noel Acciari

Noel Acciari

David Backes

David Backes

Bruins Defensive pairs
Zdeno Chara

Zdeno Chara

Charlie McAvoy

Charlie McAvoy

Austin Czarnik

John Moore

Brandon Carlo

Brandon Carlo

Matt Grzelcyk

Matt Grzelcyk

Kevan Miller

Kevan Miller

Bruins Goaltending
Jaroslav Halak (Tuukka Rask)

Sabres lineup will feature new team captain Jack Eichel doing Jack Eichel things.(h/t Daily Faceoff):

Sabres Forwards
Jeff Skinner — Jack Eichel — Sam Reinhart
Conor Sheary — Patrik Berglund — Tage Thompson
Vladimir Sobotka — Casey Mittelstadt — Kyle Okposo
Zemgus Girgensons — Evan Rodrigues — Jason Pominville

Sabres Defense
Marco Scandella — Rasmus Ristolainen
Jake McCabe — Rasmus Dahlin
Nathan Beaulieu — Casey Nelson

Sabres Goaltending
Carter Hutton
(Linus Ullmark)

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Satan81
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Satan81

Time to switch to the WAS@PIT gong show!

imbiginjapan
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imbiginjapan

Phew

Satan81
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Satan81

Cue Dirty Water!!!

Satan81
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Satan81

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

Wow, Vladdy and Chuck

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

I hate to fuel the fire but Halak is looking good

Satan81
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Satan81

(against Buffalo)

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

Of course! He looked decent last night too, though

Satan81
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Satan81

WAS@PIT 6-6 late in the third.

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

I’m having trouble with Nordstrom. I can’t warm up to him. He feels like a computer generated Swedish National team player from like NHL 96.

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

Joakim. I can’t even spell his name.

Satan81
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Satan81

From what I saw in pre-season, I’m really surprised he made the team.

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

Someone on twitter last night said he looked like he won his roster spot in a raffle. Agreed.

imbiginjapan
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imbiginjapan

Every time I hear his name I think, “Who?” I’m not sure that will ever go away.