When, where: Tonight at 7,
TV, radio: Versus, WBZ (1030).
Goals: Thomas Vanek 7, Ales Kotalik 4, Jason Pominville 2, Clarke MacArthur 2.
Assists: Teppo Numminen 4, Pominville 4, Maxim Afinogenov 3, Kotalik, 3, Daniel Paille 3.
Goaltending: Ryan Miller (3-0, 1.30 GAA), Patrick Lalime (1-0-1, 1.44 GAA).
Head to head: This is the first of six meetings. Last season, the Bruins went 4-2-2-0 vs. Buffalo.
Miscellany: Numminen missed all but one game last season because of surgery to fix a heart valve . . . Vanek scored his first career shorthanded goal against the Islanders Oct. 13; he scored his second in the next game against the Rangers. Vanek leads the NHL with 7 goals . . . The Sabres have yet to allow a power-play goal in 24 chances.