|BUF||1||0||2||(0 - 0)||3|
|BOS||0||0||2||(0 - 0)||2|
BOSTON (AP) _ Martin Biron gave Miroslav Satan and the rest of the Buffalo Sabres a chance to end their road winless streak.
Satan scored two late goals, and Biron made 23 saves to help Buffalo snap a six-game road winless streak with a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night,
``They had a very good start to third and held us without a shot for 13 minutes,'' Satan said. ``But Biron kept us in the game and we need to focus on a game like tonight so we can be more successful on the road.''
Buffalo ended a three-game losing streak and won for only the second time in its last six games. The Sabres also ended Boston's six-game home unbeaten streak.
``This game is a sign that we feel more confident,'' Biron said. ``We didn't quit and after they tied it. We weren't going to let the game get away from us.''
Satan gave Buffalo a 2-1 lead with 6:20 left, beating goalie Andrew Raycroft with a wrister from the slot on the Sabres' first shot on goal in the period. Satan added an empty-net goal, his 17th goal of the season, with 1:10 to go to make it 3-1.
Mike Knuble completed the scoring, beating Biron with 5.5 seconds left. Knuble has 14 goals this season.
``They did the same thing to us that we did to them in Buffalo the other night,'' Knuble said. ``We had a pretty emotional series with the Rangers and I wouldn't say we had a letdown, but we weren't playing our best.''
The Bruins beat Buffalo 1-0 last Thursday and swept a home-and-home series with the Rangers their previous two games.
Boston's Glen Murray tied it at 1 at the 8:11 mark of the third with a soft shot through goalie Biron's pads.
``We were flat the whole game,'' Murray said. ``They are a desperate team, no question. A team that needs points badly.''
Rory Fitzpatrick gave Buffalo a 1-0 lead when his slap shot from the blue line beat Raycroft at 11:35 of the first period.
Raycroft kept the Bruins in the game when he foiled a pair of great opportunities for Buffalo through the first two periods. He robbed Milan Bartovic on a breakaway midway through the first period, and made a pad save on Derek Roy in the second.
|Rory Fitzpatrick (3) Slapshot - ASST: J-P Dumont (15), Chris Drury (20)|
1 - 0 BUF
|Glen Murray (14) Wrist shot - ASST: P.J. Axelsson (8), Hal Gill (7)|
1 - 1 Tie
|Miroslav Satan (16) Snap shot - ASST: Dmitri Kalinin (15), Daniel Brière (18)|
2 - 1 BUF
|PPG - EN - Miroslav Satan (17) Slapshot - ASST: Daniel Brière (19), Jochen Hecht (18)|
3 - 1 BUF
|Mike Knuble (14) Tip-in - ASST: Jiri Slegr (7), Brian Rolston (20)|
3 - 2 BUF
|Daniel Brière Hooking|
|Glen Murray Hooking|
|Jay McKee Hooking|
|Daniel Brière Too many men/ice - bench|
|Jiri Slegr Hi-sticking|
|Eric Boulton Fighting (maj)|
|Sean O'Donnell Fighting (maj)|
|Craig MacDonald Interference on goalkeeper|
|Shaone Morrisonn Holding|
|Daniel Mcgillis Hooking|
|SA: 25||TOI: 60:00|
|Saves: 23||EV: 22 - 24|
|PIM: 0||PP: 1 - 1|
|SV%: .920||SH: 0 - 0|
|SA: 28||TOI: 58:50|
|Saves: 26||EV: 18 - 20|
|PIM: 0||PP: 6 - 6|
|SV%: .929||SH: 2 - 2|