When, where: Tonight, 7, at
TV, radio: NESN, WBZ (1030)
Records: Buffalo is 38-16-1-4 (second in the Northeast Division with 81 points); Boston is 25-26-5-5 (fourth in the Northeast with 60 points).
Goals: Ales Kotalik 21, Chris Drury 19, Thomas Vanek 19.
Assists: Maxim Afinogenov 31, Teppo Numminen 31, Tim Connolly 29.
Goaltending: Ryan Miller (21-8-2, 2.27 GAA), Martin Biron (16-6-3, 2.94 GAA).
Head to head: This is the fifth of eight meetings.
Miscellany: The Sabres came back from a 2-0 deficit to beat the Bruins, 3-2, Saturday night at the Garden . . . Boston has lost all four games against Buffalo and has been outscored by the Sabres, 14-8.