Tonight the Boston Bruins host what they anticipate to be a very emotional game following Monday’s events. They take on one of the most aggressive and toughest teams to beat all season long, Buffalo Sabres for the final game of the season.
While emotions will be running at an all time high for players, fans and staff alike, the Bruins hope to even out the series and earn their second win against the Sabres of the season. As they embark on the final games of the 2013 season, they are faced with the most difficult and challenging teams from throughout its entirety. The Sabres were the first team to beat the Bruins in regulation at the beginning of the season, initializing the fall of the Bruins confidence and defensive strength. Myers played a large hand in breaking down the Bruins defensive barrier single-handedly and will be a key player to focus on tonight.
The Bruins go into tonight’s meeting with both Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand inserted into their lineup, Marchand missing a total of two games with a mild concussion and Bergeron a handful. They will also go into tonight with the addition of newly acquired Carl Soderberg, the Swedish elite that Boston has been trying to nab all season long. He was taking turns on a line with Milan Lucic, alternating his position with Gregory Campbell today at practice.
With Tuukka Rask getting the past three starts in net it is likely that Anton Khudobin will be between the pipes tonight for the Bruins. He currently has a 9-3-0-1 record for the Bruins this season with a .924 save percentage and 2.23 goals against average.
In the opposing net, expect to see Ryan Miller sporting his 2.84 goals against average and a .913 save percentage.
Tonight’s game can be seen on NBC Sports Network or listened to on 98.5 the Sports Hub, home of the bruins radio network.