The last game between these teams was not pretty for the Bruins. In fact, it was just downright ugly.
They played just over two weeks ago at First Niagara Center where things just were not clicking for the Black and Gold. Not only did they use both goaltenders in the 6-0 loss--each goalie letting up three goals, but they couldn't find the back of the net against a team that they had previously dominated all season.
The situation looks eerily similar to two weeks ago as well.
Before playing the Sabres back on February 8, the Bruins had just taken an impressive 4-1 win over Washington after falling in the two games just prior. That third game, they made a statement and came back and won it with Tim Thomas in net.
And then, it all fell apart the next game in Buffalo.
Now, looking at tonight's situation, the Bruins just took a convincing 4-2 win against a very good St. Louis Blues team in Missouri on Wednesday, after taking a few brutal losses in the two games prior.
And now they are heading back to Buffalo.
What will be key for the Bruins is to maintain focus and get a quick, early and strong start of the game, and keep it going every shift. They have been preaching the necessity to keep to the system, and recently most importantly in and through the second period. In St. Louis, they were only able to notch four shots in the second period, and ten through two frames. They came out in the third and found nine shots in that final period alone.
The puck drops at 7:30 p.m. and will be broadcast on NESN and aired live on 98.5 the Sports Hub.