The Bruins worked so hard just to make it into the playoffs that they figured they might as well stick around for a while and see how far their chemistry, muscle and goaltending can carry them.
BOS wins 4-2
- Bruins could be sneaky in Round 2
- The Bruins worked so hard just to make it into the playoffs that they figured they might as well stick around for a while and see how far their chemistry, muscle and goaltending can carry them. more »
- Bruins leading at trailing
- The Boston Bruins may lead their series with the Buffalo Sabres, but if they don't come ready to play from the opening whistle Monday they could find themselves saying goodbye to their season by mid-week. more »
- Vanek and Savard may return for Game 6
- The Sabres are getting their best forward back in time for Game 6 tonight, but the Bruins will have to wait to see if they get theirs. Thomas Vanek will return for Buffalo, and Marc Savard is hoping to do the same for Boston. more »
- Vanek or Ruff: Who makes the call?
- Sabres winger Thomas Vanek still isn't fully recovered from a sprained left ankle, but he could be ready to play in Game 6 on a limited basis. Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said Sunday he's leaving the decision to Vanek, but Vanek said it's up to the coach. more »
- Savard skates with Bruins, still doubtful in Game 6
- Marc Savard is practising with the Boston Bruins for the first time since sustaining a Grade 2 concussion on March 7. more »
- Sabres say Vanek's availability is up to him
- Buffalo Sabres coach Lindy Ruff says it's up to leading scorer Thomas Vanek to determine whether he's ready to play in Game 6 of the team's first-round playoff series at Boston on Monday. more »
- Ruff, Julien lobbing verbal grenades
- The Bruins and Sabres have had enough of each other and more, and now it appears their coaches are prepared to start lobbing verbal grenades. more »
- Sabres drub listless Bruins in Game 5
- Jason Pominville and Tyler Ennis each finished with a goal and an assist as the Buffalo Sabres easily avoided elimination in a 4-1 home victory over the Boston Bruins. more »
- Bruins' Chara avoids suspension for Game 6
- Bruins' defenceman Zdeno Chara has avoided a one-game suspension for his part in a melee in the final few seconds of the Buffalo Sabres' 4-1 win on Friday, the NHL announced Saturday. more »
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The Sabres are getting their best forward back in time for Game 6 tonight, but we'll have to wait to see if the Bruins get theirs. Thomas Vanek will return for Buffalo, and Marc Savard is hoping to do the same for Boston.
Sabres winger Thomas Vanek still isn't fully recovered from a sprained left ankle, but he could be ready to play in Game 6 on a limited basis. Vanek participated in a full 50-minute workout at HSBC Arena on Sunday and practiced with the second power-play unit.
Sabres coach Lindy Ruff is leaving the decision to Vanek, who was sidelined in the first period of Game 2 when he slammed into the boards. Vanek, who spoke to the media about 30 minutes before Ruff on Sunday, said he would leave the decision to the coach.
The Bruins and Sabres have had enough of each other and more, and now it appears their coaches are prepared to start lobbing verbal grenades.
Bruins defenceman Zdeno Chara was given an instigator penalty in the closing seconds of Game 5, which should mean he would be automatically suspended for the next game according to league rules. The penalty was not announced after the game.
It would be surprising if the NHL held up the automatic penalty in the playoffs. Last year, the league rescinded a suspension last year during the Stanley Cup final after Penguins center Evgeni Malkin was issued an instigator against Detroit.
45-27-10 | 100 Points | 3rd in East
GF: 235 GA: 207
PP: 17.6% PK: 86.6%
The Sabres may have the NHL's best goalie in Ryan Miller, who ranked second in goals-against average and save percentage and fourth in wins for a team that missed the playoffs the last two years. Rookie defenceman Tyler Myers, already a force at age 20, turned what was a middling penalty-killing unit into one of the best in the league.
39-30-13 | 91 Points | 6th in East
GF: 206 GA: 200
PP: 16.6% PK: 86.4%
Only New Jersey gave up fewer goals than the Bruins, who rode excellent penalty killing and the emergence of young goalie Tuukka Rask (the league leader in goals-against average and save percentage) to a playoff berth amid a slew of injuries.