When, where: Tonight, 7, at TD Banknorth Garden.
TV, radio: NESN, WBZ (1030).
Goals: Thomas Vanek 12, Clarke MacArthur 6, Ales Kotalik 5.
Assists: Jaroslav Spacek 8, Andrej Sekera 8, Maxim Afinogenov 7.
Goaltending: Ryan Miller (7-2-1, 1.95 GAA), Patrick Lalime (1-1-1, 2.59).
Head to head: This is the second of six meetings. The Sabres beat the Bruins, 3-2, in a shootout Oct. 21 in Buffalo.
Miscellany: The Sabres are 5-1 when scoring first . . . Miller entered last night's game against the Thrashers with a shutout streak of 145 minutes, but gave up five goals in a 5-4 overtime loss . . . Spacek earned his 200th NHL assist Monday . . . Defenseman Craig Rivet returned Monday after missing five games following arthroscopic knee surgery.