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Buffalo Sabres 3, Boston Bruins 2 FINAL

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:47 AM

Associated Press

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Buffalo Sabres 3, Boston Bruins 2 FINAL
Buffalo Sabres 3, Boston Bruins 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.

scoring summary
1st Period
11:35
BUF
Rory Fitzpatrick (3) ASST: J-P Dumont (15), Chris Drury (20)
1 - 0 BUF
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
08:11
BOS
Glen Murray (14) ASST: P.J. Axelsson (8), Hal Gill (7)
1 - 1 Tie
13:40
BUF
Miroslav Satan (16) ASST: Dmitri Kalinin (15), Daniel Briere (18)
2 - 1 BUF
18:50
BUF
PPG - EN - Miroslav Satan (17) ASST: Daniel Briere (19), Jochen Hecht (18)
3 - 1 BUF
19:54
BOS
Mike Knuble (14) ASST: Jiri Slegr (7), Brian Rolston (20)
3 - 2 BUF
penalty summary
1st Period
06:13
BUF
Daniel Briere  Hooking
08:25
BOS
Glen Murray  Hooking
13:12
BUF
Jay McKee  Hooking
18:18
BUF
Daniel Briere  Too many men/ice - bench
2nd Period
03:01
BOS
Jiri Slegr  Hi-sticking
12:55
BUF
Eric Boulton  Fighting (maj)
12:55
BOS
Sean O'Donnell  Fighting (maj)
13:15
BOS
Craig MacDonald  Interference on goalkeeper
3rd Period
09:37
BOS
Shaone Morrisonn  Holding
18:06
BOS
Daniel Mcgillis  Hooking
goalie stats
Martin Biron
Martin Biron
SA: 25TOI: 60:00
Saves: 23EV: 22 - 24
PIM: 0PP: 1 - 1
SV%: .920SH: 0 - 0
Andrew Raycroft
SA: 28TOI: 58:50
Saves: 26EV: 18 - 20
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 6
SV%: .929SH: 2 - 2