Now is not a good time to be a Buffalo Sabres fan. (As if you would ever want to.) The Sabres, who have been winless in their first seven home games, are currently at their worst franchise in history. And last night the Boston Bruins left Buffalo with a 5-2 victory, not making anything better for them. (more)
Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron and Blake Wheeler collectively posted three goals in the first period as Tim Thomas came up with 33 saves in total for the Boston Bruins to handle the Buffalo Sabres 5-2 yesterday at the HSBC Arena. Thomas believes he is playing his best since making his NHL debut back in 2002. “It was kind of something similar to this start,” he said. “I was able to ride that the whole year, so I hope the same thing happens.”
Michael Ryder scored 2:11 into the second to make it 4-0 before Drew Stafford found the net on a power play for the Sabres later in the period. Andrej Sekera then cut the lead to two with 5:34 left in regulation, but Milan Lucic supplied the final dagger just minutes later on empty net. “Right now we’re feeling pretty good, but at the same time we can get better,” said Bruins captain Zdeno Chara. “There’s always room to improve. But overall, yeah, it’s nice to be winning.”
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David Krejci scored two goals as Tuukka Rask collected 30 saves for the Boston Bruins to defeat the Buffalo Sabres yesterday at the TD Garden, advancing them to the Eastern Conference Semi-Final round. The Bruins have now won six of eight playoff series against the Sabres. “We wanted to close it out because we didn’t want to go back to Buffalo,” said Rask. “We knew it would be tough.”
Krejci opened the festivities for the B’s with a power-play goal 13:39 into the first period. Mark Recchi then capitalized on another man-advantage at the start of the second just minutes before Patrick Kaleta was able to tack one on for Buffalo. The Bruins and Sabres battled with two goals apiece in the third block, resulting in a 4-3 victory for Boston.
The Bruins will be set to face the Pittsburgh Penguins if the Washington Capitals win over the Montreal Canadiens in Game 7 tomorrow night. In the case that the Canadiens can pull out a victory, Boston will be matched up with the Philadelphia Flyers.
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Miroslav Satan found the net with 7:41 left in 2OT for the Boston Bruins to claim their third win of the series over the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 yesterday at the TD Garden. The B’s now hold the 3-1 advantage after rallying back from a 0-2 deficit in the third period. “Finally, it’s over,” said Satan. “We have a 3-1 lead, so it’s a little more breathing space, but the whole series has been good hockey from both sides and great goaltending, and we know that’s not going to change.”
Both Tuukka Rask and Ryan Miller were stellar in net with 37+ saves apiece. The final score was created through a power-play opportunity when officials sent Drew Stafford to the box for too many men on the ice. “I just jumped on. There’s not much to say,” said Stafford. “It’s just disappointing. But we don’t have time to dwell on it. We’ve got to get ready to play.”
Buffalo has scored the initial goal this series in all four contests. They were 30-0-0 when leading after two periods through the regular season, but find themselves 1-2 when up in post-season play. Game 5 is set for Friday in Buffalo at 7:00 PM. Boston Bruins playoff tickets are still available!
Following a successful 5-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres to even the series at 1-1, the Boston Bruins were able to further build momentum with a 2-1 victory Monday night at the TD Garden. Michael Ryder and Zdeno Chara notched two scores apiece to rally the B’s past Buffalo in Game 2. The first block featured a pair of Sabres goals before Boston took over through the rest of the contest. Mark Recchi supplied the final dagger on empty net with 20 seconds left to steal one in Sabres territory.
“It’s definitely good to get two goals in the third period and bounce back from a deficit,” said Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask. “I think everybody realized now that it’s playoffs and we can’t let down. Today we did a great job of that.”
Yesterday showcased both D lines in effect, once again proving their worth in the hard-fought opening series. Rask collected 33 saves on the night, letting in just one goal early in the first period. Dennis Wideman tacked one on the board soon after for Boston to even the score. Patrice Bergeron came through in the third with the go-ahead goal. Game four is set for tomorrow night at the TD Garden. Boston Bruins playoff tickets are now available!