Bruins set to host Sabres, honor Neely
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Neely will be the 10th Bruin to have his number honored, joining Eddie Shore (#2), Lionel Hitchman (#3), Bobby Orr (#4), Aubrey "Dit" Clapper (#5), Phil Esposito (#7), John Bucyk (#9), Milt Schmidt (#15), Terry O'Reilly (#24) and Ray Bourque (#77).
Boston, which is unbeaten in its last five overall (4-0-1), has defeated Detroit, Pittsburgh and Detroit during its recent spurt, including Saturday's 2-1 overtime triumph against the visiting
In five games this month, Thornton has contributed two goals and three assists.
Boston, 3-0-1 in its last three at home, will visit Buffalo on Thursday.
Briere and Dumont reached the scoresheet for the first time in four games, while Fitzpatrick posted his second goal in four tilts.
Boston and Buffalo are meeting for the first time this season. The