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Game 36: Sabres at Bruins

Posted by Amalie Benjamin  December 21, 2013 05:09 PM

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Tonight brings the Sabres to the TD Garden, just two nights after the Bruins lost to them in Buffalo on Thursday. The Bruins would much prefer that that outcome didn't happen again, with the Sabres having the fewest points in the NHL.

The game on Thursday night saw the Bruins fail to capitalize on quite a few chances, leading to the opening for the Sabres to score on a fluke shot off David Warsofsky's stick to Marcus Foligno and on a wraparound by Drew Stafford.

The Bruins have just two games before the Christmas break -- tonight and Monday in Nashville -- so they'll be looking to turn around their results before those three days off.

Game time: 7 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN/98.5 The Sports Hub

Records: Bruins 23-10-2, Sabres 9-23-3

Projected lineups:

Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Jarome Iginla
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Reilly Smith
Carl Soderberg-Ryan Spooner-Matt Fraser
Jordan Caron-Gregory Campbell-Nick Johnson

Zdeno Chara-Torey Krug
Matt Bartkowski-Dennis Seidenberg
David Warsofsky-Johnny Boychuk

Tuukka Rask
Chad Johnson

Notes: There is a chance Adam McQuaid could play tonight against the Sabres, but the Bruins could also choose to keep him out for another night and use David Warsofsky again. ... Brad Marchand scored twice against the Sabres on Thursday, bringing his season total to seven goals. The Bruins would dearly like to see him build on those results, after Peter Chiarelli said he was not going to trade the winger. ... Always interesting to see the ice conditions on these quick changeover days -- the Celtics played at 1 p.m. at the Garden today.

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