Bruins Shuffle Out of Buffalo With 2-1 Win
BUFFALO -- Patrice Bergeron scored 7:44 into the third period, and Tuukka Rask made a season-high 35 saves to give the Boston Bruins a 2-1 win against the Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Center on Saturday.
Bergeron gave the Bruins a 2-0 lead with his fourth goal, first since Nov. 19. He followed the puck when it popped into the air and fell to the left of Sabres goalie Robin Lehner, and tapped it in by the far post.
Evander Kane made it 2-1 at 9:12 of the third period. Kane received a pass from behind the net from Sam Reinhart and took a shot that went off Rask's pads. It was Kane's first goal in 13 games this season. Rask made 17 saves in the third to help Boston hold on.
The Bruins (14-10-1) have won two straight games and three of four. The Sabres (9-10-5) lost for the first time in three games since center Jack Eichel returned to the lineup Nov. 29 in a 5-4 win against the Ottawa Senators.
David Krejci gave the Bruins a 1-0 lead with 5:50 left in the first period. Krejci tipped a shot from defenseman Brandon Carlo off the crossbar for his fourth goal.
Sabres captain Brian Gionta nearly made it 1-1 with 2:50 left in the second period, but the goal was waved off because Gionta kicked the puck past Rask. The official's call was confirmed by video replay.
Sabres defenseman Brendan Guhle made his NHL debut. He was recalled from Prince George of the Western Hockey League on an emergency basis Friday and replaced defenseman Josh Gorges (foot).
Bruins forward Anton Blidh made his NHL debut. He was recalled Friday from Providence of the American Hockey League.
Bruins left wing Matt Beleskey left in the first period with a lower-body injury. Beleskey was checked by Sabres defenseman Taylor Fedun late in the period and hobbled back to the bench. Julien said Beleskey will be evaluated by Bruins doctors before determining the severity of the injury.
Bruins: Host the Florida Panthers on Monday (7 p.m. ET; NHLN, SN, TVA Sports, NESN, FS-F, NHL.TV)
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It's the November episode of The Hockey Show.
Paul Altmeyer and his aging sidekick Robert 'Horace' Greeley recorded this show prior to Thanksgiving so there would be no ill effects of tryptophan.
They spoke with the inimitable Paul Stewart (interview begins at 15:00)
Go to 48:10 of the show to enjoy The Police Blotter segment.
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Ryan Miller shows pugnacity, testosterone, and truculence.
THE HOCKEY SHOW, NOVEMBER 2016
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