Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Boston vs Buffalo showdown tonight

Bruins expected lines for tonight

Milan Lucic - Marc Savard - Phil Kessel
P.J. Axelsson - Patrice Bergeron - Michael Ryder
Blake Wheeler - David Krejci - Chuck Kobasew
Shawn Thornton - Stephane Yelle - Petteri Nokelainen

Zdeno Chara - Aaron Ward
Matt Hunwick - Dennis Wideman
Mark Stuart - Shane Hnidy

Tim Thomas
Manny Fernandez

Thomas is expected to get the start tonight. Sturm did not make the trip and will miss a 6th consecutive game. Matt Lashoff will be a healthy scratch.

The Bruins are 9-0-1 in their last 10 games. They have 32 points, tied with the New York Rangers atop the East, and face the Sabres on a four-game winning streak.

Sabres expected lines for tonight

Thomas Vanek - Jochen Hecht - Jason Pominville
Clarke MacArthur - Derek Roy - Maxim Afinogejov
Drew Stafford - Paul Gaustad - Mark Mancari
Patrick Kaleta - Adam Mair - Andrew Peters

Jaroslav Spacek - Craig Rivet
Tony Lydman - Andrej Sekera
Henrik Tallinder - Teppo Numminen

Ryan Miller
Patrick Lalime

Ryan Miller will get the start tonight. Daniel Paille is out with the flu and Nathan Paetsch will be a healthy scratch.

The Buffalo Sabres will face the Bruins having lost five games in a row, sinking into ninth place in the Eastern Conference.

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