Tagged: playoffs

Bruins vs Sabres Preveiw

Tonight the Boston Bruins (6) travel to the Buffalo Sabres (3) for game one of their playoff series. The Bruins went 4-2 vs the Sabres in their season series. Now, the only two Bruins wins in regulation USA Olympic hero goaltender Ryan Miller was not in net. Here is the game prevwie for tonight:

 

Probable line combonations:

Boston:

Lucic-Bergeron-Recchi

Satan-Krejci-Sturm

Ryder-Sobotka-Paille

Wheeler- Begin-Thornton

Chara-Wideman

Boychuk-Hunwik

Ference-McQuaid

Rask    Thomas

Buffalo:

Ennis-Connolly-Pominville

Kennedy-Roy-Vanek

Gaustad-Mair-Greir

Keleta-Ellis-Torres

Tallinder-Myers

Butler-Rivet

Lydmyn-Sekera

Miller   

Bruins keys to the Series:

Power Play: If the Bruins can get their power play going, they can be very dangerous. Here’s the problem: The Bruins don’t have their best offensive player. But if a guy like Micheal Ryder can get hot on the PP, that will be what this team needs.

 

Take a game on the road: This won’t be so hard, as the Bruins are one of the best road teams in the league. If they take game one or two, I think they win this series.

 

Players to watch:

Boston: Blake Wheeler; I feel a big series from him.

Buffalo: Derek Roy; He’s just awesome, enough said.

 Talk about the game here, or at the BBS.com Comments area. It’s playoff time in the prediction department, and the competers are already in, so don’t make your predictions on the BBS.com Message Boards. My prediction: Bruins, 4-1, Lucic, Chara, Satan, Ryder. But hopefully we this;

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NFL Playoffs

Ok, the NFL season is now over for many teams. But not the Patriots, or 11 others. The playoffs begin with Wild Card weekend next week, and here are some playoff matchups.

 

Saturday 1:00 pm: Jets at Bengals- Bengals trump the Jets. Period. Sanchez will not get it done. And the Bengals did not give away any stradegy Sunday night. I think they will win by at least a touchdown. But don’t tell Rex Ryan, beacuse according to him there “Is a new dynasty in NY”

Saturday 8:00 pm: Eagles at Cowboys- I have a tough time saying that the ‘Boys will beat the Eagles again. But this QB matchup is so confusing. McNabb and Romo can blow it any time. But I think the Cowboys defense is better and they win a tight one.

Sunday 1:00 pm: Ravens at Patriots- It’s gonna be tough without Welker. But I think the Pats can still be dangerous. Edelman looked good Sunday. But this defense is a tough one. Without Welker now, the Ravens defense has it easier. I still think the Pats win a close game without much scoring.

Sunday 4:40 pm: Packers at Cardinals- This matchup intrigues me the most. Either of these teams can win the Super Bowl. I say the Packers pull it out though. Aaron Rodgers has impressed me.