BOSTON -- Greetings from TD Garden, where the Sabres are set to meet a team that feels really good about itself. Boston has won two straight and is 5-1-1 in its last seven. The Northeast Division leaders are in that place where they feel they just have to skate out and they can win, even against a team that is supposed to be scratching its way out of 11th place like the Sabres.
"I don't know where they are," forward Shawn Thornton said after the morning skate. "I think if we take care of what we have in this room, more often than not we'll be successful."
The Bruins could get even hotter if Milan Lucic regains his scoring touch. He scored Tuesday for the first time since Dec. 16, giving him 17 goals for the season. He is one goal away from setting a career high.
"The last few games I felt like I was getting the shots I had earlier in the season,'' said Lucic, who obviously likes the way the team is performing despite his slump. "Our mind-set is a lot better since the Christmas break. It's fun right now. We've got to do what we can to keep it going."