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News and notes for Sabres at Bruins

By John Vogl

BOSTON -- TD Garden is a happening place. Beyonce was in the arena Friday night, and the Celtics have an afternoon game today. The Sabres couldn't have a morning skate in the building, so they elected not to have one anywhere.

Ted Nolan will conduct a pregame chat at 4:45 p.m., so we'll have lineup details then. For now, here are news and notes for tonight's game against the Bruins:

*Sabres newcomer Linus Omark will wear No. 17. Omark's agent told The News that he sees Buffalo as a good spot for the forward.

*The Sabres will try to win three in a row for the first time this season.

*The Sabres will look to win consecutive games against the Bruins for the first time since February 2012.

*The Sabres have scored four times in each of the last two games. They haven't scored that many in three straight since the final three games of the 2010-11 season.

*Ryan Miller is 26-9-7 against the Bruins with a 2.56 goals-against average and .919 save percentage. He is 3-1 with a 1.48 and .954 in his last four starts.

*Buffalo is 3-11-1 on the road. The Bruins are 14-3-2 at home. They have won their last six with an 11-0-2 mark in their last 13. It is their longest home stretch without a regulation loss since a 14-game home win streak from Oct. 25, 2008-Jan. 1, 2009.

*The Sabres have led after one period just three times in their 35 games.

*Buffalo's power play ranks 27th at 13 percent. Boston is 11th at 19.1 percent.

*The Sabres' penalty-kill unit ranks 21st at 80.9 percent. Boston is fourth at 86.5 percent.

*Marcus Foligno has four points, including three assists, in the two games against the Bruins this season.

*While the above picture of Omark's sweater is the usual white road jersey, the Bruins say they are wearing their road white sweaters tonight because the Sabres requested to wear their third jerseys. I guess we'll see.

*Buffalo is one of just four teams that have outscored Boston in their lifetime series. They enter tonight’s game with a four-goal edge. Minnesota, Montreal and Toronto are the other teams.

*The Sabres have killed off their last 14 penalties. The last power-play goal allowed was Dec. 5 against the Rangers.

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John Vogl

John Vogl

John Vogl has been covering the Sabres since 2002-03, an era that has included playoff runs, last-place finishes and three ownership changes. The award-winning writer is the Buffalo chapter chairman for the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

@BuffNewsVogl | jvogl@buffnews.com

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Mike Harrington

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