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Bruins 7, Sabres 4

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:47 AM

Associated Press

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BOSTON (AP) -Zdeno Chara and Chuck Kobasew each scored two goals, Marc Savard had a goal and three assists and the Boston Bruins beat the Buffalo Sabres 7-4 on Wednesday night.

The Bruins won their sixth straight at home and for the seventh time in the last eight games. Boston's last regulation loss was Oct. 30 in Calgary.

After falling behind 4-2 with 7:23 remaining in the first period, the Bruins scored five unanswered goals. Savard figured in on four of them, giving him 600 points in his career.

Savard closed the gap to 4-3 before the end of the first period, and Chara scored a pair of power-play goals sandwiched around Kobasew's second of the game as the Bruins took a 6-4 lead after two.

Kobasew seemed to deflate Buffalo when he scored a bizarre goal from behind the Sabres net. His shot fell off goalie Ryan Miller's back for Boston's first lead of the night.

Buffalo has dropped three straight and four of five. Miller allowed seven goals on 20 shots.

Miller and Bruins goalie Manny Fernandez struggled early, with Buffalo jumping to a 4-3 lead in the first 13:08.

Jason Pominville, who also added two assists, gave Buffalo a 1-0 lead when he hit a backhand shot over the left shoulder of Fernandez 1:41 into the first period.

Kobasew briefly tied the game just over a minute later, but Derek Roy and Thomas Vanek scored goals 29 seconds apart to give the Sabres a 3-1 lead 4:58 into the game.

David Krejci responded for 30 seconds later to cut Boston's deficit to 3-2, but Vanek notched his second goal of the night to give the Sabres a 4-2 lead with 7:23 remaining in the period.

Vanek has 15 goals after beginning the night tied for the league lead with Washington's Alexander Semin.

Patrick Lalime relieved Miller after Phil Kessel gave the Bruins a 7-4 lead 1:16 into the third period.

Notes: Bruins forward Marco Sturm missed the game with an upper body injury. ... Miller has allowed 11 goals in the last two games. ... The Bruins' Patrice Bergeron scored his 200th NHL point with his first of two second-period assists. ... Krejci and Matt Hunwick each had a pair of assists for the Bruins. ... Pominville has scored goals in four straight...Next up for Boston are the Florida Panthers, Friday night in the TD Banknorth Garden. You can find tickets here.

scoring summary
1st Period
01:41
BUF
Jason Pominville (8) Backhand shot - ASST: Thomas Vanek (4), Craig Rivet (5)
1 - 0 BUF
02:59
BOS
Chuck Kobasew (2) Tip-in - ASST: David Krejci (7), Blake Wheeler (3)
1 - 1 Tie
04:29
BUF
Derek Roy (3) Tip-in - ASST: Toni Lydman (6), Drew Stafford (2)
2 - 1 BUF
04:58
BUF
Thomas Vanek (14) Snap shot - ASST: Jason Pominville (7), Jochen Hecht (3)
3 - 1 BUF
05:38
BOS
David Krejci (4) Wrist shot - ASST: Shane Hnidy (2)
3 - 2 BUF
12:37
BUF
PPG - Thomas Vanek (15) Tip-in - ASST: Derek Roy (9), Jason Pominville (8)
4 - 2 BUF
13:08
BOS
Marc Savard (7) Wrist shot - ASST: Phil Kessel (5), Matt Hunwick (1)
4 - 3 BUF
2nd Period
02:37
BOS
PPG - Zdeno Chara (3) Slapshot - ASST: Patrice Bergeron (8), Marc Savard (16)
4 - 4 Tie
12:31
BOS
Chuck Kobasew (3) Wrap-around - ASST: Matt Hunwick (2), David Krejci (8)
5 - 4 BOS
17:12
BOS
PPG - Zdeno Chara (4) Slapshot - ASST: Patrice Bergeron (9), Marc Savard (17)
6 - 4 BOS
3rd Period
01:16
BOS
Phil Kessel (9) Wrist shot - ASST: Milan Lucic (7), Marc Savard (18)
7 - 4 BOS
penalty summary
1st Period
12:19
BOS
Mark Stuart  Roughing against  Patrick Kaleta
12:19
BUF
Andrew Peters  Roughing against  Shawn Thornton
12:19
BOS
Mark Stuart  Interference against  Patrick Kaleta
15:12
BOS
Marc Savard  Hooking against  Teppo Numminen
2nd Period
01:40
BUF
Clarke MacArthur  Interference against  Marc Savard
03:00
BUF
Adam Mair  Tripping against  Petteri Nokelainen
14:58
BUF
Paul Gaustad  Diving against  Mark Stuart
14:58
BOS
Mark Stuart  Cross checking against  Paul Gaustad
17:02
BUF
Adam Mair  Tripping against  Dennis Wideman
17:49
BUF
Andrew Peters  Holding against  Mark Stuart
3rd Period
04:19
BUF
Derek Roy  Hooking against  Shane Hnidy
09:41
BOS
Matt Hunwick  Tripping against  Drew Stafford
14:32
BUF
Jason Pominville  Tripping against  Michael Ryder
goalie stats
Ryan Miller
Ryan Miller
8-4-2
SA: 20TOI: 41:15
Saves: 13EV: 10 - 15
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 5
SV%: .650SH: 0 - 0
Patrick Lalime
Patrick Lalime
SA: 3TOI: 18:44
Saves: 3EV: 1 - 1
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 2
SV%: 1.000SH: 0 - 0
Manny Fernandez
SA: 29TOI: 59:42
Saves: 25EV: 21 - 24
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 4
SV%: .862SH: 1 - 1