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When, where: Tonight, 7, at HSBC Arena, Buffalo

TV, radio: NESN, WBZ (1030).

Records: Buffalo is 44-21-6 (second in the Northeast Division with 94 points); Boston is 28-32-13 (fifth in the Northeast Division with 69 points).

Goals: Chris Drury 24, Ales Kotalik 24, Thomas Vanek 24.

Assists: Maxim Afinogenov 39, Teppo Numminen 37, Tim Connolly 33.

Goaltending: Martin Biron (15-6-3, 2.98), Ryan Miller (15-7-0, 2.26).

Head to head: This is the last of eight meetings. The Sabres won six straight before the Bruins defeated them in Boston, 5-4, last Saturday.

Miscellany: The Sabres are fifth in the NHL with 3.37 goals per game . . . After winning eight in a row from March 3-16, Buffalo lost six straight, including a shootout to the Rangers Monday.

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