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Sabres beat Bruins, 3-2

Tuesday, 03.07.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
Boston Bruins
By Jeremy Lemoine

Buffalo, NY - Jochen Hecht scored the game-winner, while linemate Daniel Briere had two assists, as the Buffalo Sabres swept the home-and-home series and improved to 5-0 on the season against the Bruins with a 3-2 win at HSBC Arena on Tuesday night. It was the second time in three days that the Sabres rallied from a one period deficit to come back and beat the Bruins by the same score. Patrice Bergeron and Milan Jurcina added goals for the Bruins.

"We have no choice but to bounce back after tonight," said Head Coach Mike Sullivan. "We're still in the mix and we have to keep fighting everyday to make the playoffs. It's tough to win when you only score two goals a night. We just need to find a way to find the back of the net."

Patrice Bergeron opened the scoring at 8:59 of the first after a Brad Boyes shot deflected off his skate and went through Miller's legs for a 1-0 lead.

Entering the game, Buffalo ranked second in the NHL with a 20.4% success rate with the man advantage and scored their first two goals on the power play to tie the game at 1-1 and 2-2. Jason Pominville scored the first goal on a wrist shot from the slot, while Thomas Vanek scored his power play goal on a tip in front during a 4-on-3 advantage.

Boston took a 2-1 lead when Milan Jurcina scored a power play goal from the point on a hard wrist shot that beat Buffalo netminder Ryan Miller far side for No. 6 of the season.

It wasn't until 16:09 of the second period that Buffalo got their first lead of the night. Daniel Briere picked up a loose puck and tried a wrap around. Thomas made the initial save, but Jochen Hecht was in front to knock home the rebound for a 3-2 Sabres lead. The teams skated to a scoreless third period.

Tim Thomas turned in another solid effort, despite the loss. Thomas made 32 saves on 35 shots including a magnificent save on Chris Drury late in the third period to keep the Bruins in the game.

The Bruins next face the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night at the TD Banknorth Garden at 7:00 p.m. (NESN).

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ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
3 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
4 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
5 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
6 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
7 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
8 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
D. Krejci 80 19 50 39 69
P. Bergeron 80 30 32 38 62
J. Iginla 78 30 31 34 61
M. Lucic 80 24 35 30 59
B. Marchand 82 25 28 36 53
R. Smith 82 20 31 28 51
C. Soderberg 73 16 32 4 48
Z. Chara 77 17 23 25 40
T. Krug 79 14 26 18 40
L. Eriksson 61 10 27 14 37
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
T. Rask 36 15 6 .930 2.04
C. Johnson 17 4 3 .925 2.10
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