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NHL : ATS Matchup
Wednesday 10/23/2013Line$ LineOU LineScore



BOSTON (5-2-0-0, 10 pts.) at BUFFALO (1-8-0-1, 3 pts.)
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Wednesday, 10/23/2013 8:05 PM
Board OpeningLatest
3BOSTON-170Ov 5,-120-175Ov 5,-115
4BUFFALO+150Un 5,+100+155Un 5,-105
BOSTON - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games5-2-0+1.55-2+1.50-42.932.71.427.9
Team Stats (Road Games)3-0-0+33-0+30-13.732.71.026.3
Last 5 Games3-2-0-0.53-2-0.50-22.633.41.627.2
vs. Division4-1-0+2.44-1+2.40-23.430.81.427.6
BOSTON Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
Team Stats (All Games)720677012298.7%26311.5%31
Team Stats (Road Games)311344019811.2%1119.1%19
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)513445011677.8%1915.3%23
Team Stats (vs. Division)5176650015411.0%19315.8%25
Stats Against (All Games) 10442011955.1%20210.0%16
Stats Against (Road Games) 311100793.8%9111.1%5
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 8332011365.9%13215.4%12
Stats Against (vs. Division) 7241001385.1%1200.0%12
BOSTON - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
CHAD JOHNSON (All Games)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
CHAD JOHNSON (Road Games)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
CHAD JOHNSON (vs. Division)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
TUUKKA RASK (All Games)7719418595.4%05-2+1.55-2-0+10-4
TUUKKA RASK (Road Games)33797696.2%03-0+33-0-0+30-1
TUUKKA RASK (vs. Division)5513813194.9%04-1+2.44-1-0+20-2
TUUKKA RASK (Last 4 Games)4410610094.3%03-1+1.43-1-0+10-1

BUFFALO - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games1-9-0-7.41-9-7.42-71.326.72.834.6
Team Stats (Home Games)0-6-0-6.10-6-6.11-
Last 5 Games1-4-0-2.21-4-2.22-31.628.22.832.8
vs. Division0-3-0-30-3-30-
BUFFALO Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
Team Stats (All Games)1013165112674.9%3538.6%20
Team Stats (Home Games)66141001633.7%19210.5%11
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)58043111415.7%1715.9%12
Team Stats (vs. Division)3302100783.8%15213.3%5
Stats Against (All Games) 281386113468.1%32515.6%49
Stats Against (Home Games) 17763101938.8%19315.8%32
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 14662001648.5%17423.5%26
Stats Against (vs. Division) 6212101145.3%9111.1%10
BUFFALO - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
JHONAS ENROTH (All Games)33888090.9%00-3-30-3-0-30-3
JHONAS ENROTH (Home Games)22544990.7%00-2-20-2-0-20-2
JHONAS ENROTH (vs. Division)11343191.2%00-1-10-1-0-10-1
JHONAS ENROTH (Last 4 Games)33888090.9%00-3-30-3-0-30-3
RYAN MILLER (All Games)7725723892.6%01-6-4.31-6-0-42-4
RYAN MILLER (Home Games)4413912791.4%00-4-40-4-0-41-2
RYAN MILLER (vs. Division)22807796.2%00-2-20-2-0-20-2
RYAN MILLER (Last 4 Games)4414413291.7%01-3-1.21-3-0-12-2
Average power rating of opponents played: BOSTON 3.18,  BUFFALO 3.31
BOSTON - Schedule
10/3/2013TAMPA BAY3-1W0, -200W5.5 ovU
10/5/2013DETROIT4-1W0, -155W5.5 unU
10/10/2013COLORADO0-2L0, -190L5.5 unU
10/12/2013at COLUMBUS3-1W0, -135W5 ovU
10/14/2013DETROIT2-3L0, -160L5 unP
10/17/2013at FLORIDA3-2W0, -175W5 ovP
10/19/2013at TAMPA BAY5-0W0, -115W5 ovP
10/23/2013at BUFFALO 
10/24/2013SAN JOSE 
10/26/2013NEW JERSEY 
10/30/2013at PITTSBURGH 
11/2/2013at NY ISLANDERS 

BUFFALO - Schedule
10/2/2013at DETROIT1-2L0, +170L5.5 unU
10/4/2013OTTAWA0-1L0, +115L5.5 unU
10/5/2013at PITTSBURGH1-4L0, +210L6 unU
10/8/2013TAMPA BAY2-3L0, -105L5.5 unU
10/10/2013COLUMBUS1-4L0, -105L5 ovP
10/12/2013at CHICAGO1-2L0, +210L5.5 unU
10/14/2013MINNESOTA1-2L0, +135L5 ovU
10/15/2013at NY ISLANDERS4-3W0, +175W5 ovO
10/17/2013VANCOUVER0-3L0, +120L5 ovU
10/19/2013COLORADO2-4L0, +120L5 ovO
10/25/2013at FLORIDA 
10/26/2013at TAMPA BAY 
10/31/2013at NY RANGERS 
BOSTON: BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Bruins were less than two minutes away from forcing a seventh game of the Stanley Cup finals. Now they must wait nearly seven months until the next postseason.
With the core of their team returning, the Bruins should reach the playoffs for the seventh straight season. And they took steps to secure their long-term future by signing center Patrice Bergeron and goalie Tuukka Rask to eight-year contracts and general manager Peter Chiarelli to a four-year extension.
Last season, the Bruins came close to their second championship in three years. They led Chicago 2-1 in Game 6 then allowed two goals in the last 76 seconds and the Blackhawks won 3-2 to take the Cup.
The Bruins open the season Oct. 3 at home against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
BUFFALO: BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Buffalo Sabres coach Ron Rolston is tempering his initial expectations after all the changes the team made over the past year.
Rolston is opening his first full season after taking over in February when Lindy Ruff was fired. And he's overseeing a roster that's been transformed following the team's youth movement over the past two seasons.
And more changes could be in store with goalie Ryan Miller and forward Thomas Vanek's futures uncertain beyond this season.
That has led Rolston to caution that he doesn't expect the Sabres to start revealing their true potential until a few months into the season.
Patience remains the watchword in Buffalo, for a franchise that's missed the playoffs in four of the past six seasons.
The Sabres open at Detroit on Oct. 2.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (BOSTON-BUFFALO) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

*Bruins-Sabres Preview* =======================


Boston (5-2-0) at Buffalo (1-8-1), 8:00 p.m. EDT

With the Buffalo Sabres off to the worst start in franchise history, some are questioning the job security of coach Ron Rolston.

Considering Wednesday night's matchup against the stingy Boston Bruins poses a significant challenge for the offensively-inept Sabres, there's a good chance the speculation will continue.

Buffalo (1-8-1), still seeking its first home victory, clings to a shootout result over the New York Islanders on Oct. 15 as its only win.

Rolston had his interim tag removed in May after taking over for the fired Lindy Ruff in February. Buffalo is 16-19-6 under Rolston dating to Feb. 21, with seven of those victories coming in shootouts.

He has mostly deflected any talk regarding his job.

"I'm always up. You have to be positive," said Rolston, who previously served as the head coach of USA Hockey's National Team development program. "That's our job, to be positive around here and work hard every day. That's what we can control. The results will take care of themselves if you do those two things."

Saturday's 4-2 loss to Colorado was only the third multi-goal game this season for the Sabres, whose 1.2 goals per game is the league's lowest average. They were scoreless on three power-play chances, falling to 3 for 35 (8.6 percent) on the season.

The defeat also saw Buffalo's opening-period struggles continue, as Rolston's squad was outshot 14-3 in the first 20 minutes. The Sabres are being outscored 13-1 in the first compared to 14-11 in the second and third.

"I don't think we've consistently done enough things to create the identity that we want," Rolston said. "Second and thirds, for example, when we have slow starts we seem to pick it up at the end and we start to do some of the things we're supposed to do consistently."

Buffalo's struggles appear likely to continue against a Bruins (5-2-0) team that allows 1.4 goals per game. Boston has also won all three of its road contests by a total score of 11-3 after a 5-0 victory at Tampa Bay on Saturday.

David Krejci - who tied for fourth on the team in 2012-13 with 10 goals - tallied his first of this season to extend his points streak to four games. Twelve different Bruins each recorded one point against the Lightning.

"Everybody showed up from the drop of the puck tonight, and obviously it shows on the result," said Patrice Bergeron, who scored his second of the season.

Tuukka Rask stopped 23 shots for his first shutout, but he struggled the last time he faced Buffalo. He surrendered a career-high six goals in a 7-4 home loss on Jan. 31.

Thomas Vanek, who has 18 points over his last 12 games against the Bruins, accounted for three goals and two assists.

Ryan Miller is 5-2 in his last seven starts versus Boston with a 1.83 goals-against average.

Jarome Iginla, who has yet to tally a goal with the Bruins despite 24 shots in seven games, has scored in three of his last four against Buffalo.

These teams have split 28 meetings since Nov. 8, 2008.

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