#3 Buffalo Sabres vs. #6 Boston Bruins
#3 Buffalo (45-27-10, 100 pts)
#6 Boston (39-30-13, 91 pts)
Regular season series (Bruins leads 4-2)
|Nov 7, 2009||Buffalo 2, Boston 4|
|Nov 20, 2009||Boston 2, Buffalo 1|
|Jan 29, 2010||Boston 1, Buffalo 2|
|Feb 9, 2010||Boston 3, Buffalo 2|
|Mar 29, 2010||Buffalo 3, Boston 2|
|Apr 8, 2010||Buffalo 1, Boston 3|
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Sabres in 6
I think this match-up is the best chance in the East for an upset. Buffalo can score, but they’re not overbearing on offense. Boston on the other hand can’t score period. Tuuka Rask has been playing great for the B’s, but when all is said and done, I’m still taking the best goaltender in the world, Ryan Miller. This is going to be a close, low scoring series and the Sabres will pull it out in the end.
Buffalo in 7
The Bruins have been inconsistent at best, but they’ve put together some solid wins to get into the playoffs. They have the worst offense in the league, but freshman goalie Tuuka Rask has kept them in games. Rask is matched up with the Olympic MVP Ryan Miller, who has stood on his head the entire season. The Sabres were a surprise this season, having lost a lot of their star players to free agency. Freshman Tyler Myers is a strong asset on the defensive side. Tim Connolly will need to show their young guns the way in the playoffs.
Buffalo in 6