Feb 24, 2012; Buffalo, NY, USA; Buffalo Sabres defenseman Robyn Regehr (24) and Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (37) square off during play at the First Niagara Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-US PRESSWIRE
The injury-laden Bruins are hoping to grin and bear it as they try to come up with a win against the Sabres, with the help of a couple new faces on the bench.
It's been less than two weeks since their last meeting, and you can bet the Bruins are looking to oust the Sabres after taking a 2-1 loss to them back on February 24.
But, as it's been a trend in the second half of the season for the B's, it won't be easy, as the injuries continue to pile up.
The Bruins were able to come up with a couple of really effective lines, after losing Nathan Horton and Rich Peverley. Moving Seguin up with Milan Lucic and David Krejci, has proven to be a move well worth it, and then, all of a sudden the last two games, Jordan Caron has woken up with his linemate Benoit Pouliot and both have been extremely effective for their team.
However, things can never be that easy.
Pouliot missed the majority of Tuesday's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs with a lower body injury and did not practice with the team yesterday. Head coach Claude Julien said he was "day-to-day," and they would make a decision tonight based on how Pouliot feels.
Just in case, the Bruins recalled forward Max Sauve from Providence.
While Pouliot sat out of practice, the Bruins saw another new face on the ice--Marty Turco. Turco cleared waivers and was signed by Boston on Monday and participated in practice. Though he will not be able to play in playoffs, he will be able to take a little bit of the strain off Tim Thomas, after Tuukka Rask was felled with a groin injury last week.
Tonight, the puck drops at 7 p.m. and the game will be broadcast live on NESN and aired on 98.5 The Sports Hub.