Morning briefing

Good morning from TD Garden, where the Bruins will host the Sabres in Game 3 tonight. Thomas Vanek is not expected to play. The Sabres have not called up any help from Portland yet, which indicates that Drew Stafford, out with a concussion in the first two games, could be back in the lineup to replace Vanek.

* The Bruins are 9 for 9 on the penalty kill through two games.

* Marc Joannette and Chris Lee will be the referees. Brad Kovachik and Jean Morin will be the linesmen.

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