Game Day Thread: Bruins v Sabres

Bruins vs Hot Wings
Tonight, the Bruins are meeting the Buffalo Sabres.

The Bruins had a nice little three game winning streak going, having beaten Toronto, Ottawa and Arizona, but that didn’t survive a trip to Pittsburgh.
You can judge for yourselcf whether their fashion sense survived:


The Bruins were chasing the score most of the game, falling to 1-3 behind, but then catching up again, only to give up another goal, and later an empty netter for a 3-5 loss.

Let’s do those lines.
Injuries remain an issue for the Bs. Team captain and alternate captain Zdeno Chara and Patrice Bergeron have begun skating with each other, but not participating in practice. Urho Vaakanainen was a bit further ahead, but is out with flu-like symptoms. Defenseman Kevan Miller – suffering from a bruised larynx – has begun skating at practice – he was paired with Jeremy Lauzon on Thursday, wearing a non-contact jersey. David Backes caught a skate blade to the face but did not miss any practices. Forward Jake DeBrusk is officially in the concussion protocol and isn’t going to play for a while. Sean Kuraly has been wearing a full face visor/cage to protect his broken nose during practice.

Bruins Forward Lines
Brad Marchand

Brad Marchand

David Krejci

David Krejci

David Pastrnak

David Pastrnak

Riley Nash

Joakim Nordstrom

Colby Cave, man

Colby Cave, man

David Backes

David Backes

Ryan Donato

Player Front Away

#23 Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson

Danton Heinen

Danton Heinen

Sean Kuraly

Noel Acciari

Noel Acciari

Paul Postma

Chris Wagner

Bruins Defensive pairs
Torey Krug

Torey Krug

Brandon Carlo

Brandon Carlo

Matt Grzelcyk

Matt Grzelcyk

Charlie McAvoy

Charlie McAvoy

John Moore

John Moore

Waaaaah!

Steven Kampfer

Bruins Goaltending
#40 Tuukka Rask (#41 Jaroslav Halak)

This evening’s opponent are the Buffalo Sabres. The Sabres have gone on an impressive win streak since last time these two teams met, leapfrogging the Bruins in the standings. They are now at 19-9-5 for 43 points, or a 5 point lead on the Bs. The Sabres can boast the most Latvian roster players of any team in the NHL, with one. Though they do have multiple players whose names sound Latvian, so that’s important. Also, timely. Latvia is the source of the Christmas tree tradition. Latvia is also home to a tradition of the menfolk dressing up in funny costumes ant marching around town singing songs to frighten away evil spirits. This tradition is known as “caroling” or “pub crawling”.


The Buffalo Sabres announced on Saturday that Patrik Berglund was suspended due to failure to report. Berglund has missed two games, possibly due to illness. Defenseman Marco Scanella has been suffering vertigo and may also miss the game. Blue-liner Jake McCabe has also been out with an upper-body injury.

(h/t Daily Faceoff and Penguins radio guy Josh Getzoff ):

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

Sabres Defense
Rasmus Dahlin — Zach Bogosian
Marco Scandella — Rasmus Ristolainen
Nathan Beaulieu — Matt Tennyson

Sabres Goaltending
Linus Ullmark
(Carter Hutton)

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Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

Not gonna say it.

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Ping! That sums up this game

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

Eichel…… Eichel
Eichel, Eichel all day.

The London Bear
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The London Bear

And again

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Still annoyed it took nearly 2mins of review to decide a play wasn’t reviewable …

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Hi all.

I started watching about an hour after it started and just caught up with the live broadcast! Good one so far

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

Kruuuuuuugggg!l!!

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

Dominate opponent, trail in hockey game…. Way too often…. What? Nothing, just nothing..

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

Jack and Andy talkin’ away
Eichel, Eichel all day

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

Greasy or otherwise… the Bruins need a goal!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

They need a couple. And Buffalo needs no more goals.