McQuaid, MacDermid in against Sabres

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McQuaid, MacDermid in against Sabres

Claude Julien took all of the suspense out of it after morning skate by voicing the Bruins lineup changes for Thursday nights grudge match against the Buffalo Sabres at TD Garden. As Julien indicated Lane MacDermid is in the lineup for the Bruins and will be skating with Gregory Campbell and Shawn Thornton after serving as a healthy scratch for the first six games of the season. Daniel Paille will be bumped up to the third line left wing as Chris Bourque sits as a healthy scratch.
Adam McQuaid will also return to the Bruins lineup to give them another tough customer after missing the last two games to attend funeral services for his grandmother on Prince Edward Island. Tuukka Rask is starting his sixth game of the season for the Bruins and Ryan Miller gets the nod for the Buffalo Sabres as a certified villain of Bruins Nation.
Rask is 4-4-1 with a 2.35 goals against average and a .926 save percentage in 11 career games against Buffalo and Miller is 22-6-7 with a 2.53 goals against average and .917 save percentage in 35 career games vs. the Bruins.
Here are the expected line combos and D-pairings:Lucic-Krejci-HortonMarchand-Bergeron-SeguinPaille-Kelly-PeverleyMacDermid-Campbell-ThorntonChara-BoychukSeidenberg-HamiltonFerence-McQuaidRask

Dupont: Why Bruins can sustain winning ways and make the playoffs

Dupont: Why Bruins can sustain winning ways and make the playoffs

Kevin Paul Dupont joins Sports Sunday to explain why he thinks the Boston Bruins winning ways are here to stay and why he thinks they will be in the playoffs.