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When, where: Tonight, 7, at the TD Banknorth Garden.

TV, radio: NESN, WBZ (1030).

Records: Buffalo is 10-9-0-0 (fourth in the Northeast Division with 20 points); Boston is 7-8-3-2 (fifth in the Northeast with 19 points).

Goals: Daniel Briere 11, Ales Kotalik 9, J.P. Dumont 6.

Assists: Teppo Numminen 13, Thomas Vanek 10, Tim Connolly 9, Dmitri Kalinin 9.

Goaltenders: Martin Biron (4-4, 4.04 GAA), Mika Noronen (0-1, 7.50).

Head to head: This is the third of eight meetings. The Sabres won the first two, 4-1 (at home) and 4-3 (on the road).

Miscellany: The Sabres snapped an 11-game winless streak Tuesday, defeating New Jersey, 4-1, then exploded for a season high in goals during an 8-5 spanking of Washington Thursday . . . The Sabres have 22 power-play goals in their last 13 games . . . Goaltender Ryan Miller is on injured reserve with a broken right thumb.

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