The Sabres have the edge in seeding in their playoff matchup against the Bruins, but the two squads are pretty evenly matched heading into first-round action, and both are centered around stingy defenses.
The Bruins allow 2.33 goals per game (second in the league), while the Sabres allow 2.45 (fourth). Buffalo has the edge in goals per game, though, notching 2.82 per game (10th in the NHL), while the Bruins score just 2.39 per game, last in the league.
The Sabres also appear to have the edge in net, boasting Ryan Miller — a favorite for the Vezina Trophy — but in half the number of games, B’s rookie Tuukka Rask boasts the league’s best GAA and save percentage.
Rask is not intimidated.
“I feel as ready as I was when I came to camp,” he told NESN’s Naoko Funayama on Wednesday’s edition of SportsDesk. “It’s a fun time in players’ season, and I always try to enjoy it and I feel good about myself.”
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