It’s these guys again, and this time no Drew Stafford to save us, who’s nursing a groin injury and is out for the next game or two. Marc-Andre Gragnani gets the call this time instead of Luke Adam, who was sent down to Portland after Kaleta returned. Boston’s offense has come alive of late, since losing to the Sabres 7-6 they have mixed in 6-0 and 7-0 shutouts, and a 7-5 win over Philly.
A win tonight puts Buffalo back in 10th, and Carolina would be the next target (before today’s action they are 5 points ahead, playing the Rangers). The Canes lost two straight to Boston (one of which is that 7-0 shutout).