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Game 7: Sabres at Bruins preview

Posted by Fluto Shinzawa, Globe Staff  January 31, 2013 10:06 AM

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Good morning from TD Garden, where the Bruins will close out a two-game homestand tonight against Buffalo.

This will be the Bruins’ first look at the new muscle-bound Sabres, who added Steve Ott and John Scott during the offseason. The Sabres will be without perpetual pest Patrick Kaleta.

Puck drop: 7 p.m.

TV/radio info: NESN (Jack Edwards, Andy Brickley, Naoko Funayama),98.5 The Sports Hub (Dave Goucher, Bob Beers)

Records: Sabres 2-3-1, Bruins 5-0-1

Projected Bruins lineup:

Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Tyler Seguin
Chris Bourque-Chris Kelly-Rich Peverley
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton

Zdeno Chara-Dougie Hamilton
Dennis Seidenberg-Johnny Boychuk
Andrew Ference-Adam McQuaid

Tuukka Rask
Anton Khudobin

Healthy scratches: Lane MacDermid, Aaron Johnson

Storylines: Today is Tyler Seguin’s 21st birthday… The Bruins have a decision on the third pairing tonight. Adam McQuaid, out the last two games, could return. Or the Bruins could keep Aaron Johnson together with Andrew Ference. Johnson has performed well during fill-in duty… The Bruins are 0 for 15 on the power play at home… The Bruins are 27 for 28 on the penalty kill… Dan O’Rourke and Rob Martell will be the referees. Steve Barton and Michel Cormier will be the linesmen.

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