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NHL : ATS Matchup
Saturday 10/21/2017Line$ LineOU LineScore
BUFFALO
 
BOSTON
PK  

PK  


5.5
 
5
Final
4

BUFFALO (1-5-0-2, 4 pts.) at BOSTON (3-3-0-0, 6 pts.)
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Saturday, 10/21/2017 7:05 PM
#1 GOALTENDERS: BUFFALO - ROBIN LEHNER, BOSTON - ANTON KHUDOBIN
Board OpeningLatest
 LineTotalLineTotal
59BUFFALO+155Ov 5.5,-120+170Ov 5.5,-125
60BOSTON-175Un 5.5,+100-200Un 5.5,+105
ADVANCED TEAM STATS
BUFFALO - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-L-TUnitsW-LUnitsO-UScoreShotsScoreShots
All Games1-7-0-6.91-7-6.95-22.529.54.032.2
Team Stats (Road Games)1-4-0-2.91-4-2.93-22.828.83.829.2
Last 5 Games1-4-0-3.61-4-3.63-22.627.43.430.8
vs. Division0-1-0-10-1-10-02.045.03.040.0
BUFFALO Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
 GamesGoals1rst2nd3rdOTENShotsPctNumConvPctAst
Team Stats (All Games)820767012368.5%30516.7%32
Team Stats (Road Games)514446011449.7%18316.7%23
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)513625011379.5%17317.6%23
Team Stats (vs. Division)1211000454.4%5120.0%3
Stats Against (All Games) 3281482425812.4%30516.7%55
Stats Against (Road Games) 194861214613.0%18527.8%34
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 174751215411.0%19526.3%34
Stats Against (vs. Division) 310111407.5%400.0%4
BUFFALO - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
GoalieGamesStartsShotsSavesPCTSHOATSUnitsSUUnitsO-U
CHAD JOHNSON (All Games)5413511988.1%01-3-2.91-3-0-33-1
CHAD JOHNSON (Road Games)32736690.4%01-1+0.11-1-001-1
CHAD JOHNSON (vs. Division)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
CHAD JOHNSON (Last 4 Games)4411910487.4%01-3-2.91-3-0-33-1
ROBIN LEHNER (All Games)5412010890.0%00-4-40-4-0-42-1
ROBIN LEHNER (Road Games)33716185.9%00-3-30-3-0-32-1
ROBIN LEHNER (vs. Division)11403895.0%00-1-10-1-0-10-0
ROBIN LEHNER (Last 4 Games)43807087.5%00-3-30-3-0-32-1

BOSTON - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-L-TUnitsW-LUnitsO-UScoreShotsScoreShots
All Games3-3-0-1.83-3-1.84-23.328.33.529.2
Team Stats (Home Games)2-1-002-102-13.332.03.327.0
Last 5 Games2-3-0-2.82-3-2.83-23.227.63.629.2
vs. Division0-0-000-000-00000
BOSTON Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
 GamesGoals1rst2nd3rdOTENShotsPctNumConvPctAst
Team Stats (All Games)6207670117011.8%27829.6%36
Team Stats (Home Games)310532019610.4%17529.4%17
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)5166460013811.6%22731.8%29
Team Stats (vs. Division)000000000.0%000.0%0
Stats Against (All Games) 216780417512.0%26519.2%35
Stats Against (Home Games) 10424018112.3%14321.4%18
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 185760414612.3%19315.8%30
Stats Against (vs. Division) 00000000.0%000.0%0
BOSTON - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
GoalieGamesStartsShotsSavesPCTSHOATSUnitsSUUnitsO-U
ANTON KHUDOBIN (All Games)32696492.8%02-0+22-0-0+22-0
ANTON KHUDOBIN (Home Games)11292689.7%01-0+11-0-0+11-0
ANTON KHUDOBIN (vs. Division)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
ANTON KHUDOBIN (Last 4 Games)32696492.8%02-0+22-0-0+22-0
TUUKKA RASK (All Games)441029088.2%01-3-3.81-3-0-42-2
TUUKKA RASK (Home Games)22514588.2%01-1-11-1-0-11-1
TUUKKA RASK (vs. Division)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
TUUKKA RASK (Last 4 Games)441029088.2%01-3-3.81-3-0-42-2
Average power rating of opponents played: BUFFALO 2.9,  BOSTON 2.51
SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
BUFFALO - Schedule
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTotalO/U
10/5/2017MONTREAL2-3L0, +105L5 ovP
10/7/2017at NY ISLANDERS3-6L0, +105L5.5 evO
10/9/2017NEW JERSEY2-6L0, -135L5.5 unO
10/12/2017at SAN JOSE2-3L0, +150L5.5 unU
10/14/2017at LOS ANGELES2-4L0, +170L5.5 unO
10/15/2017at ANAHEIM3-1W0, +130W5.5 unU
10/17/2017at VEGAS4-5L0, -120L5.5 ovO
10/20/2017VANCOUVER2-4L0, -165L5.5 unO
10/21/2017at BOSTON 
10/24/2017DETROIT 
10/25/2017at COLUMBUS 
10/28/2017SAN JOSE 

BOSTON - Schedule
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTotalO/U
10/5/2017NASHVILLE4-3W0, -115W5 ovO
10/9/2017COLORADO0-4L0, -200L5.5 unU
10/11/2017at COLORADO3-6L0, -120L5.5 unO
10/14/2017at ARIZONA6-2W0, -130W5.5 ovO
10/15/2017at VEGAS1-3L0, -165L6 ovU
10/19/2017VANCOUVER6-3W0, -175W5.5 unO
10/21/2017BUFFALO 
10/26/2017SAN JOSE 
10/28/2017LOS ANGELES 
10/30/2017at COLUMBUS 
KEY GAME INFORMATION
BUFFALO: Key additions: D Marco Scandella (trade with Wild), F Jason Pominville (trade with Wild), F Benoit Pouliot (Oilers), G Chad Johnson (Coyotes), D Nathan Beaulieu (trade with Canadiens)
Key Losses: F Tyler Ennis (trade with Wild), F Marcus Foligno (trade with Wild), G Anders Nilsson (Canucks), D Dmitri Kulikov (Jets)
OUTLOOK: They seem to be in good hands with their new staff, and they've got an "it" factor between young standout Jack Eichel, Evander Kane and newcomer Casey Mittelstadt. The question is how long it'll take for the season results to change.
BOSTON: Key additions: F Kenny Agostino (Blues), D Paul Postma (Jets)
Key Losses: D Colin Miller (Golden Knights), F Dominic Moore (Maple Leafs), F Drew Stafford (Devils), F Jimmy Hayes, F Zac Rinaldo (Coyotes)
OUTLOOK: After all the David Pastrnak contract holdups, they still have elite scorers up front. But the depth is lacking, and a cap-strapped summer didn't help. For another wild-card shot, their blue line has to stay gritty and healthy.
PREVIEW
Banged-up Bruins limp into game against Sabres

BOSTON -- Boston Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy covered his ever-changing attendance report at practice Friday.

"Adam (McQuaid) is seeing the doctors as we speak, so there will be an announcement about him," Cassidy said. "With Bergie (Patrice Bergeron), it's a maintenance day where we felt it would be better after 20 minutes of ice to let it rest, and the same with (David) Krejci. (Kevan) Miller is a maintenance day as well. He got whacked, but he should be fine as well.

"We'll have a better idea in the morning, but we expect all of the (maintenance players) to play."

That's the way it is for the battered Bruins, who host the Buffalo Sabres in the second game of a four-game homestand Saturday night.

Soon after practice, word came down McQuaid suffered a broken right fibula blocking two shots on the same third-period shift Thursday and will have surgery Monday. He's gone for eight weeks.

"Adam has been doing that (blocking shots) for years around here," Cassidy said. "He's one of the unsung heroes in that locker room. Doesn't get a lot of credit for what he does, the tough parts of the game, blocking shots, sticking up for your teammates.

"He actually manages the puck very well. He's not a flashy player. He's not a guy that just throws it away either. He makes good decisions with it, and every team needs Adam McQuaids, and we're certainly fortunate to have him."

It was the third significant injury for the team in a matter of five days. First Ryan Spooner was lost for 4-6 weeks with a groin injury suffered last Sunday. Then Tuukka Rask was injured in a practice collision with rookie Anders Bjork on Wednesday and was forced into concussion protocol, meaning he's out indefinitely.

Then it was McQuaid who went down in a win that raised the record to 3-3-0 with the floundering Sabres (1-5-2) coming to town. Krejci missed the third period of that game with what was being called an upper body spasm suffered from a cross check.

Now, in a bit of balance, the Bruins did get Patrice Bergeron (lower body) and David Backes (diverticulitis) back for their season debuts Thursday -- and Bergeron delivered a goal and three assists and the Bruins went 4 of 8 on the power play.

On Friday, he rested -- after he and linemates Brad Marchand and Bjork combined for 10 points on Thursday.

Asked after Thursday's game if he was completely over his injury, Bergeron said, "That's the million dollar question, right? I don't know what to say to that. I guess yeah, I mean I'm feeling good, but there's ... we might manage a little bit for quite a while, but I'm feeling good and tonight was no issue."

The Sabres, playing under new coach Phil Housley, aren't feeling good about much of anything these days -- and lost, at home, to the same Vancouver team that played three games in four nights.

"It was a lack of execution," Housley said. " ... We defended a lot. When you play that way, you waste a lot of energy in the wrong area."

Buffalo lost its first five but then salvaged three of a possible four points on the final two games of a western trip before losing Friday.

Amazingly, the Sabres surrendered their sixth short-handed goal of the season on Friday.

Asked why this keeps happening, Housley said, "That's a good question. Those things are really a big factor in the game that we've lost. We've built some momentum and it seems to be stealing it from us."

Buffalo's Nate Beaulieu suffered an upper body injury and is day to day with no word on whether he'll play Saturday night.

In a strange scheduling twist, Saturday night's game, the seventh of the young season, is the first for the Bruins within their conference -- and the rest of the homestand is against the San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings.

That means eight of the first nine games are against the West.

The Bruins, who will likely again go with Anton Khudobin (2-0, 2.16 goals-against average, .928 save percentage) on Saturday, swept all four games from the Sabres last season, outscoring Buffalo 13-4.

Former Bruin Chad Johnson fell to 1-2-1 with Friday night's loss and Robin Lehner (0-3-1, 3.14 GAA and .900 save percentage) is likely for Saturday.


Last Updated: 11/24/2017 2:19:41 PM EST


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