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GDT - Boston Bruins v. Buffalo Sabres - January 5, 2019 - 7:00

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I agree PI with the cross roads analogy.

I consider it a step in their growth. There is a model a lot of good teams use when they are down important Players/pieces in the playoffs on the road. 

Starts with being able to adjust your playing style to match some of your opponents but almost always has a tight checking defense first mentality. You want to have maximum effort from everyone and be the initiator because that disrupts the other teams fore check.

Keep it at least even to the 3rd period. Make the most of your scoring chances. Capitalize on special teams especially PP's. 

If everyone does their part from Goaltender out you should give yourself the opportunity to win and really put the pressure on the home team to blink first the later the game gets. 

I want to see how we can play in an important game like this as good barometer of where we are as a team and that includes coaching. 

If we can match their effort and win on the road in their barn what a confidence boost that can be...    

Let's go Buff-a-lo!

     

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I like the decision to stick with Ullmark. I still don't think Hutton is the reason we've been losing, but the team seems to play better in front of him. Maybe because Hutton carried us through so many games early in the season the players are expecting him to do it every night for us?

 

 

I agree with the crossroads vibe. A win on the road against a division rival that's now passed us in the standings without Eichel would be HUGE. Eichel always seems to step up his game in Boston too. Not having him tonight is a huge bummer. Hopefully we can ride some momentum from Thursday.

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17 minutes ago, SabresBaltimore said:

Eichel always seems to step up his game in Boston too.

"Win it for the Acorn!"

22 hours ago, Samson's Flow said:

The second this doesn't work

BITE YOUR TONGUE.  It will work.  It will always work.  Amen.

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22 hours ago, Samson's Flow said:

AAAAAAAAA OOHH!!!

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22 hours ago, darksabre said:

I think Ullmark gets this one since he's Mr. Saturday.

 

19 hours ago, dudacek said:

He won’t.

It’s not like Linus is coming off a shutout.

And phil doesn’t work that way

 

37 minutes ago, darksabre said:

Called it.

Oh yes Phil DOES work that way!

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I like the move to keep Linus, but why can’t you reevaluate the other forward lines.  Just  because you got a much needed home win against Florida  with superior play by your first line (shocking), does not excuse the poor play by other forwards.  Maybe the injury to Jack is precluding any other moves until he returns.  

Bovada has the Bruins as -220 on the Moneyline.  At home, and their injuries are not what they were when we beat them earlier in December this game has the signs of going sideways.  Especially  without Captain Jack.  If they somehow win, it would display the mettle and growth of a team that can compete down the stretch.   Fingers crossed.  

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1 hour ago, darksabre said:

Called it.

Well done.

First time Phil has started Ullmark in two consecutive games without extenuating circumstances?

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Big opportunity for Linus.  

Also college homecoming for ERod and CJ. 

Do we know Sabres line combos?

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On 1/3/2019 at 6:42 PM, Brawndo said:

 

Up thread there was a mention of same lines and goalie as the Florida game. Stole this from that thread

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Ask and ye shall receive ...

LW C RW Forwards
Jeff Skinner
JEFF SKINNER

Rating: 80.4#9 LW

Evan Rodrigues
EVAN RODRIGUES

Rating: 71.1#90 C

Sam Reinhart
SAM REINHART

Rating: 76.0#30 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 75.84#22 FL1
Conor Sheary
CONOR SHEARY

Rating: 71.1#95 LW

Vladimir Sobotka
VLADIMIR SOBOTKA

Rating: 68.1#193 C

Tage Thompson
TAGE THOMPSON

Rating: 70.0#106 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 69.72#31 FL2
Remi Elie
REMI ELIE

Rating: 68.8#130 LW

Casey Mittelstadt
CASEY MITTELSTADT

Rating: 70.1#165 C

Jason Pominville
JASON POMINVILLE

Rating: 73.1#58 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 70.65#26 FL3
C.J. Smith
C.J. SMITH

Rating: 73.2#52 LW

Johan Larsson
JOHAN LARSSON

Rating: 68.9#129 C

Kyle Okposo
KYLE OKPOSO

Rating: 70.7#95 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 70.91#12 FL4
 
 
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Jake McCabe
JAKE MCCABE

Rating: 71.5#83 LD

Rasmus Ristolainen
RASMUS RISTOLAINEN

Rating: 76.7#20 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 74.11#19 DL1
Marco Scandella
MARCO SCANDELLA

Rating: 71.5#80 LD

Rasmus Dahlin
RASMUS DAHLIN

Rating: 73.3#44 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 72.40#20 DL2
Lawrence Pilut
LAWRENCE PILUT

Rating: 73.0#50 LD

Zach Bogosian
ZACH BOGOSIAN

Rating: 70.6#87 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 71.84#13 DL3

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Also ...

LW C RW Forwards
Brad Marchand
BRAD MARCHAND

Rating: 84.3#3 LW

Patrice Bergeron
PATRICE BERGERON

Rating: 85.9#5 C

David Pastrnak
DAVID PASTRNAK

Rating: 85.5#2 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 85.23#1 FL1
Jake DeBrusk
JAKE DEBRUSK

Rating: 75.8#28 LW

David Krejci
DAVID KREJCI

Rating: 74.4#57 C

David Backes
DAVID BACKES
FL2 Rating
Rating: 74.20#16 FL2
Sean Kuraly
SEAN KURALY

Rating: 71.6#130 LW

Noel Acciari
NOEL ACCIARI

Rating: 69.3#179 C

Chris Wagner
CHRIS WAGNER

Rating: 69.4#114 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 70.11#28 FL3
Danton Heinen
DANTON HEINEN

Rating: 72.8#65 LW

Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson
JAKOB FORSBACKA KARLSSON

Rating: 72.3#101 C

Ryan Donato
RYAN DONATO

Rating: 74.5#55 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 73.19#2 FL4
 
 
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Zdeno Chara
ZDENO CHARA

Rating: 75.0#25 LD

Brandon Carlo
BRANDON CARLO

Rating: 71.2#78 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 73.12#24 DL1
Matt Grzelcyk
MATT GRZELCYK

Rating: 73.0#53 LD

Kevan Miller
KEVAN MILLER

Rating: 74.0#33 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 73.46#13 DL2
Torey Krug
TOREY KRUG

Rating: 80.8#2 LD

John Moore
JOHN MOORE

Rating: 71.3#76 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 76.04#1 DL3

^^^^^

That seems like a full dastardly roster, right there.

Is Backes suspension up?

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4 minutes ago, New Scotland (NS) said:

Ask and ye shall receive ...

LW C RW Forwards
Jeff Skinner
JEFF SKINNER

Rating: 80.4#9 LW

Evan Rodrigues
EVAN RODRIGUES

Rating: 71.1#90 C

Sam Reinhart
SAM REINHART

Rating: 76.0#30 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 75.84#22 FL1
Conor Sheary
CONOR SHEARY

Rating: 71.1#95 LW

Vladimir Sobotka
VLADIMIR SOBOTKA

Rating: 68.1#193 C

Tage Thompson
TAGE THOMPSON

Rating: 70.0#106 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 69.72#31 FL2
Remi Elie
REMI ELIE

Rating: 68.8#130 LW

Casey Mittelstadt
CASEY MITTELSTADT

Rating: 70.1#165 C

Jason Pominville
JASON POMINVILLE

Rating: 73.1#58 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 70.65#26 FL3
C.J. Smith
C.J. SMITH

Rating: 73.2#52 LW

Johan Larsson
JOHAN LARSSON

Rating: 68.9#129 C

Kyle Okposo
KYLE OKPOSO

Rating: 70.7#95 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 70.91#12 FL4
 
 
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Jake McCabe
JAKE MCCABE

Rating: 71.5#83 LD

Rasmus Ristolainen
RASMUS RISTOLAINEN

Rating: 76.7#20 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 74.11#19 DL1
Marco Scandella
MARCO SCANDELLA

Rating: 71.5#80 LD

Rasmus Dahlin
RASMUS DAHLIN

Rating: 73.3#44 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 72.40#20 DL2
Lawrence Pilut
LAWRENCE PILUT

Rating: 73.0#50 LD

Zach Bogosian
ZACH BOGOSIAN

Rating: 70.6#87 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 71.84#13 DL3

That forward grouping is brutal. It really exposes this team’s depth outside of Jack.

That defensive grouping is pretty damn solid though.

Let’s hope the Sabres can sneak out a victory as underdogs.

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4 hours ago, pi2000 said:

This has the feeling of an important game, a crossroads, if you will, not necessarily a do or die since we're only at the halfway point of the season, but an important game for me as a fan, psychologically speaking, where a win will go a long way in restoring some faith I've lost in this club over the past 3 weeks, while a loss would cement the idea that this team still has a long ways to go.

The game might forever be remembered as the one where Ullmark took the reins and never let go

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Hopefully the Sabres can get inspired by the Beauts who are now up 4-0 over the Boston Pride, including a goal from my fellow Clarkson Alumni Savannah Harmon. Let's go for a double Boston defeat tonight!

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wrong boston team name. oops. >.<
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20 minutes ago, SabresBaltimore said:

Make that 5-0..

What a feeling it would be to see that lead for the Sabres over the Bruins tonight. 

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47 minutes ago, SabresBaltimore said:

Hopefully the Sabres can get inspired by the Beauts who are now up 4-0 over the Boston Pride, including a goal from my fellow Clarkson Alumni Savannah Harmon. Let's go for a double Boston defeat tonight!

What year did you go to Clarkson?  I was there from ‘99-‘04.

Strangely I also lived in Baltimore for 5 years out of school.

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22 minutes ago, pi2000 said:

Hutton must be pissed.

Why would you think this?  He seems like he is all about the team.

Did I just take the bait?  At times I feel that you are a master baiter.  Yup.

Edited by New Scotland (NS)
the 'i' and the 'o' are too close together on my keyboard ...

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34 minutes ago, pi2000 said:

Hutton must be pissed.

'Bout to go full Berglund up in here.

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35 minutes ago, Beer said:

What year did you go to Clarkson?  I was there from ‘99-‘04.

Strangely I also lived in Baltimore for 5 years out of school.

2000-04.

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Just now, SabresBaltimore said:

2000-04.

Something tells me you know our friend beer very well ... 😎

Maybe I'm wrong.

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1 minute ago, New Scotland (NS) said:

Something tells me you know our friend beer very well ... 😎

Maybe I'm wrong.

 

Maybe. Clarkson was a very small school. I thought I knew most of the Buffalo folks up there when I went, but maybe it was just the guys from my High School. Then again I haven't talked to any of those guys in like 15 years, so maybe he's one of them 🙂

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On 1/4/2019 at 1:22 PM, darksabre said:

Positive waves!

The Bruins are beatable.

I think Ullmark gets this one since he's Mr. Saturday.

Mr. Saturday night special
He's got a barrel that's blue and cold
He ain't good for nothin'
But put the Bruins six feet in a hole
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