Our Boston Bruins (13-3-5) return home after defeating the New Jersey Devils 5-3 last Tuesday night to face Jack Eichel and the Buffalo Sabres (10-8-3). Seeing how we have home ice it should be an easy game, Right? The Sabres are a team we shouldn’t be sleeping on for multiple reasons and why they have a good chance of making a run for playoff contention down the road:
1.) We share the same division! While the Boston Bruins are #1 in the Atlantic with 31 Pts, Buffalo is not to far behind with 23. Its important to maintain the lead we have, and play intelligently.
2.) Jack Eichel is dangerous! We all know this, we have seen him play, the highlights, the stats. We know what he can do. But aside from Eichel they (Buffalo Sabres) have other players such as Jeff Skinner, Sam Reinhart, and Ex- Bruins player Colin Miller who have potential to put up points.
3.) With Patrice Bergeron possibly returning to the line up tonight what does that mean for David Krejci who has been stepping up and playing the same line with David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand? With Bergeron’s absence, and Krejci really filling in a big pair of shoes it goes to show that the talent we have on the Boston Bruins travels through all four lines. I have confidence in any line we put out there on the ice, and they will give it all they got. No doubt about it.
Tonight’s game is 7:00PM at the TD Garden- As always feel free to chime in while you’re watching the game. Lets get some talking going on, weather if its over priced beer, or simply stats.