Dec 21, 2014
7:00 PM ET
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Sunday, December 21, 2014
7:00 PM ET
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Bruins look for third win against Sabres this season

NHL.com | Sunday, 12.21.2014 / 12:47 AM

SABRES (13-18-2) at BRUINS (16-14-3)

TV: MSG-B, BELL TV, NESN

Season series: The Boston Bruins have defeated the Buffalo Sabres twice this season, once in overtime. Boston goalie Niklas Svedberg has an 0.99 goals-against average and .957 save percentage in two wins, and forward Brad Marchand has two goals and two assists.

Sabres team scope: Buffalo lost to the Colorado Avalanche 5-1 on Saturday, ending a six-game home winning streak. It was the Sabres' second loss in a row, but they have won 10 out of 15. Goalie Jhonas Enroth, who had won nine of his past 11, allowed four goals on 22 shots. Michal Neuvirth, who has started twice since he was injured Nov. 18, could do so here. Defenseman Tyler Myers and forward Patrick Kaleta each left the game in the second period. Kaleta is out. "Myers we'll take a look at right now, he'll probably be questionable for [Sunday]," coach Ted Nolan said. "Kaleta wasn't an injury. He was more sick than injury. Same thing with Matty Moulson (who was scratched). Before the game, he just didn't have enough energy to play."

Bruins team scope: Forward David Krejci returned from injury on Dec. 17 but does not have a point, nor do linemates Seth Griffith and Milan Lucic. Griffith hasn't scored since Nov. 15, leading to rumors Boston will try to upgrade his first-line position via trade. Loui Eriksson played briefly on the line in the third period of a 2-1 loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Friday. "[Krejci and Lucic are] two great players to play with and I haven't had many chances to play with them this year," Eriksson told the Boston Herald. "I wished we could have created more chances when we were out there, but I think we only had two shifts together. We'll see what happens the next game." Boston has five goals in its past three games but won two before losing at Winnipeg. Defenseman Matt Bartkowski played after being a healthy scratch for five games and was on the ice for each of the Jets' goals.

Buffalo 2014-2015 Point Leaders
Tyler Ennis
22Points
Tyler
Ennis
Center
Zemgus Girgensons
17Points
Zemgus
Girgensons
Center
Buffalo 2014-2015 Goal Leaders
Zemgus Girgensons
9Goals
Zemgus
Girgensons
Center
Tyler Ennis
8Goals
Tyler
Ennis
Center
Boston 2014-2015 Point Leaders
Patrice Bergeron
22Points
Patrice
Bergeron
Center
Carl Soderberg
22Points
Carl
Soderberg
Center
Boston 2014-2015 Goal Leaders
Brad Marchand
8Goals
Brad
Marchand
Left Wing
Reilly Smith
8Goals
Reilly
Smith
Right Wing
2014-2015 Atlantic Division Standings
TEAMGPWLOTP
MONTREAL342111244
TAMPA BAY352011444
DETROIT33178842
TORONTO331911341
FLORIDA31149836
BOSTON331614335
OTTAWA331413634
BUFFALO331318228
2014-2015 Atlantic Division Standings
TEAMGPWLOTP
MONTREAL342111244
TAMPA BAY352011444
DETROIT33178842
TORONTO331911341
FLORIDA31149836
BOSTON331614335
OTTAWA331413634
BUFFALO331318228
  • BUFFALO
  • BOSTON
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
4J. GorgesD04-7121021:41
12B. GiontaR47-654615:57
17T. MitchellC33-6301614:30
19C. HodgsonC23-1444613:46
21D. StaffordR511-14583116:11
22J. LarssonL10-13210:34
24T. StrachanD04-9132619:04
25M. GrigorenkoC00-22013:45
26M. MoulsonL78-773217:13
28Z. GirgensonsC982601318:52
36P. KaletaR01-26147:46
41A. MeszarosD04-10182017:58
44N. DeslauriersL26-1223711:20
51N. ZadorovD22-2173518:43
55R. RistolainenD24-16461420:01
57T. MyersD17-4543725:21
61A. BenoitD03-8161218:44
63T. EnnisC814-8782518:30
65B. FlynnC43136214:41
80C. StewartR33-16653214:29
82M. FolignoL54-6302614:12
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
1J. Enroth693759.9131,314:37
34M. Neuvirth377412.915686:44
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
11G. CampbellC311292312:38
17M. LucicL693526216:43
18R. SmithR88165815:57
20D. PailleL15-327811:29
21L. ErikssonR611662618:00
23C. KellyC293481115:24
25M. FraserR30-229711:06
27D. HamiltonD5120761422:21
33Z. CharaD230381422:28
34C. SoderbergC616669816:43
37P. BergeronC6162922617:48
43M. BartkowskiD03-324418:10
44D. SeidenbergD35-1462022:12
46D. KrejciC372291018:20
47T. KrugD664711119:45
53S. GriffithC52-430613:44
61C. CunninghamR1008211:24
62Z. TrotmanD04-127016:16
63B. MarchandL8118683616:48
86K. MillerD11714917:51
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
40T. Rask650711.9141,463:19
72N. Svedberg247267.925534:57