By John Vogl
BOSTON -- The pain of a goal-less season is one day closer for Ville Leino.
The Sabres' much-maligned forward will be a healthy scratch for this afternoon's game in Boston. John Scott will replace Leino in the lineup.
Leino has played 57 games this season without finding the net. The Sabres' final game is Sunday at home against the New York Islanders.
Buffalo will set an NHL record when the puck drops in TD Garden. Connor Knapp will be the backup goaltender, becoming the ninth netminder this season.
"I’m setting records right away when I get in," said the 23-year-old, who is in the NHL for the first time. "It’s a crazy year, for sure, within the organization, but it’s given a lot of guys opportunities. It’s great just to be here and see what it’s like and how everyone conducts themselves. I’m pretty excited."
To hear from coach Ted Nolan and Knapp, click the audio files below.
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