Johnson in goal, Bartkowski a healthy scratch for B's

Johnson in goal, Bartkowski a healthy scratch for B's
October 23, 2013, 8:30 pm
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BUFFALO – The Bruins and Buffalo Sabres have indeed taken the ice, and it will be Chad Johnson and Ryan Miller as the starting goaltenders for the respective teams at the First Niagara Center. Johnson hasn’t appeared in a gameasince spinning a preseason shutout against the Detroit Red Wings a month ago, and Ryan Miller has been one of the few bright spots for Buffalo with a 2.73 goals against average and .926 save percentage despite a 1-6-0 record.

It will be the same lineup for the Black and Gold aside from the goaltender with Matt Bartkowski once again serving as the healthy scratch among the defensemen corps for the second straight contest.

Here are the line combinations and defensemen pairings based on the pregame warm-ups:

Lucic-Krejci-Iginla
Smith-Bergeron-Eriksson
Caron/Soderberg-Kelly-Marchand
Paille-Campbell-Thornton

Chara-Boychuk
Seidenberg-Hamilton
Krug-McQuaid

Johnson