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Sabres beat Bruins, 3-2

Tuesday, 03.7.2006 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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Sabres beat Bruins, 3-2
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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