Oct 15, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; A general view of hockey fights cancer awareness night rally towels before the game between the Philadelphia Flyers and Vancouver Canucks at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Daily Dasherboard 10/23/2013

It is tough to get excited about one of the oldest rivalries in the modern era of hockey as the Boston Bruins skate into town to take on the Buffalo

Sabres.  Boston is nestled nicely in the top of the Eastern Conference, while the Buffalo Sabres have yet to win a game in regulation or overtime.  Hopefully the Bruins are looking past the Buffalo Sabres and to the San Jose Sharks – the only team not to have lost in regulation.

Its a Wednesday night rivalry game, and the Bruins could easily prolong the suffering of the Buffalo Sabres.  [NBC Sports].

What’s wrong with Steve Ott?  With only one assist on the season as his only point, the winger knows he needs to increase his production.  [Buffalo News].

Tonight’s game screams letdown for some Bruins fans and media – as the team could take the Sabres too lightly as they look towards their next game when they host the San Jose Sharks.  [boston.com].

Get the win tonight, and then focus on the San Jose Sharks has to be the message in the locker room for the Bruins tonight.  [Boston Herald].

Last season Tuukka Rask was happy to sit back and let backup Anton Khudobin play 14 of the 48 games on the crazy and cramped locked out schedule.  With another busy year, their backup goalie has yet to play – but tonight could be Chad Johnson’s first stab at it for the Bruins.  [Boston Herald].

Roman Hamrlik calls it a career after 20 NHL seasons.  [USA Today].

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