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Goalie nods: Johnson to make B’s debut vs. Sabres

Oct 23, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

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News and notes from the crease…

Boston goes with Ocho Cinco

Chad Johnson, acquired this offseason to back up Tuukka Rask, will finally get his first game for the Bruins tonight against Buffalo.

Johnson, 27, spent last year with the Coyotes and was impressive in a limited amount of work, going 2-0-2 with a .954 save percentage and 1.21 GAA.

Rask has been in goal for all seven of Boston’s games thus far, posting a 5-2-0 record with a 1.29 GAA and .954 save percentage.

Elsewhere…

Cory Schneider will make his third straight start on Thursday against his old team, the Vancouver Canucks.

Cam Talbot will make his NHL debut for the Rangers on Thursday against Philadelphia, in place of the injured Henrik Lundqvist.

The Flames will go back to Karri Ramo on Thursday against Dallas. Ramo was in net for Monday’s 3-2 win over Los Angeles while Joey MacDonald was on the hook for Tuesday’s 4-2 loss to Phoenix.

The Panthers put Tim Thomas on IR. He’ll miss Friday’s game against Buffalo and Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay.

  1. ibieiniid - Oct 23, 2013 at 3:25 PM

    Sabres game night. AKA backup goalie night.

  2. 950003cups - Oct 23, 2013 at 3:28 PM

    I guess the Rangers decided not to ride with Yank Bupkis any longer?

    I heard Ranger fans chanting in work “Yes We Cam”

  3. 950003cups - Oct 23, 2013 at 3:29 PM

    Also, whats with the “Rivalry Wednesdays” and then they show Pens and Sabres? In what century were they rivals?

    • jpelle82 - Oct 23, 2013 at 4:03 PM

      i missed where they were showing pens vs sabres??

  4. mikebel11 - Oct 23, 2013 at 3:33 PM

    I was thinking the same thing. Haven’t seen a rivalry there yet this year. More like Games You Probably Don’t Care About Wednesday.

  5. LampyB - Oct 23, 2013 at 6:01 PM

    The first Rivalry Night showcased Detroit vs Buffalo. Its not improving…

  6. pavelfitzgerald - Oct 23, 2013 at 7:01 PM

    Loved the Ocho reference

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