Oct 23, 2013; Buffalo, NY, USA; Boston Bruins defenseman Torey Krug (not shown) scores on Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller (30) as defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) screens him during the third period at First Niagara Center. Bruins beat the Sabres 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Sabres - Bruins: Fan Chatter for Game One of the Home-and-Home

Yes, yes yes!

Sabre Noise readers, I have either overdosed on my medication today, or I am feeling pretty excited about tonight’s game between the Buffalo Sabres and their divisional rivals, the Boston Bruins.

Whenever these two teams play, it seems like we fans are treated to a tightly-contested match-up, and the occasional fireworks.  Despite the fact that the Bruins are sitting on top of the Atlantic Division with a 23-9-2 record and 48 points, and the fact that the Sabres are dead-last in this division, I have seen enough improvement on the Sabres’ end that I honestly believe that Buffalo will take at least one of the two games in this home-and-home set they begin tonight.

The most interesting storyline of the evening, in my opinion, is whether the Sabres will play John Scott today.  Scott was a healthy scratch the other night against Winnipeg, and with the forward combinations working as well as they did against the Jets, interim coach Ted Nolan has already said that if Scott plays he probably will be used on defense.   How much of this “Will he play or won’t he” is based on what happened with Scott the last time these two teams met, I don’t know.  It is worth paying attention to, however.

Questions to ponder:

1. Hey – will John Scott play?  And if so, how many fights will he get in, since I bet the Bruins will target him?

2. Odds Ville Leino scores?

3. Final score when it is all said and done?

Leave those comments below or @theamazingMrS, and let’s get pumped for a good one!  Go Sabres!

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  • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

    Sabres win 3-2. Possible shoot-out. I say John Scott sees no ice time, and Ville Leino fails to score tonight.

    • Dano

      WTF?!?!?! ALRIGHT! Whom from the staff is posting as Rich? 8 days of Leino support and now ‘ no goal ‘?!?!? Rich wouldnt do that to us!

      WAIT! Reverse psychology! THATS IT! :D

      • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

        Gotta use all of the tricks in my bag!

    • JHizzle75

      Really close , Rich

      • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

        I know! Nailed the John Scott benching and nearly got my 3-2 final tally. Damn you, Tyler Myers!!!! lol

  • Jes

    Sabres Win 5-1

    1. Yes, John Scott will play, he has too in a game like this. 3 fights. 1 with Lucic, 1 with Marchand and last one with Claude Julien.

    2. He will find the twine tonight.

    3. 5-1 Sabres.

    • JHizzle75

      Ha ha ha ! I think Scott plays as a D man, gets into it with Chara. Sabres win 5-3 and Leino gets his first tally of the year.

  • Caitlin Campbell

    3-2 Sabres… nothing for Leino, Scott has a solid game on D with a couple fights. Moulson and Ott pott goals

  • wolfdoctor

    3-2 Boston with lots of fights. Odds of Leino scoring ==> 27-1 (against). Yes, John Scott will play.

  • Dano

    This will be a very rare comment from me in ‘ content ‘. I never try to sink this low but after the ‘ Edwards nut tasters ‘ from your other thread Rich..

    If its one area of the Nation I really despise, its M@sshole county : IE : BAWZZZTUN. I Hate everything about the area from the Kennedys to the Jack Edwards. Hate their fans, ‘ Clam Chauder ‘, ‘ Karzz ‘.. they cant even speak the English language correctly!

    “1. Hey – will John Scott play? And if so, how many fights will he get in, since I bet the Bruins will target him?”

    NOBODY on Bawztun has the stones to try and stand toe-to-toe with John Scott. The one guy that had the stones to do so was KNOCKED THE FUCK OUT and is now ( presently ) suspended.

    According to the BAWZTUN fanbase, their ‘ tough guys ‘ Lucic and Chara are ‘ too important ‘ to sit in the box. I would LOVE to see those ‘ Edwards Tasters ‘ try and take on Scott. He would knock that flavor out of their mouths. They would have to go back for ‘ refills ‘.

    “2. Odds Ville Leino scores?”

    How about a hat trick against a team that represents the worst city in the Nation!

    “3. Final score when it is all said and done?”

    Doesnt matter to me as long as someone or many of the Bruins are our on LTIR by the end of the game. Maybe Scott can get a hold of that coward Chara and put a Marine Corps Shuffle on his buzzard beak. If there was ever a time I wished Kaleta was in the lineup it would be tonight playing with no strings held back.

    BAWZTUNS ‘ Rat ‘ Marchand should try his shit with Foligno, see where it gets him. If only Neal could have taken the head off that piece of trash.

    The ‘ Score ‘ for me isnt how many times the puck goes in the net. Goals wont determine if this game is ‘ won ‘ or lost by the Sabres.

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      I might just have to print out and frame this comment!!!!

      • Dano

        Im off to the fights. Maybe a hockey game will break out.