Bruins Stay Hot, Beat Sabres For Fourth Straight Win

Buffalo Sabres v Boston Bruins

The Boston Bruins stay hot, beating the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 for their fourth straight win.

(1st, 10:10): Chris Wagner is the beneficiary of a Rasmus Dahlin turnover. 1-0 Bruins.

In between periods, Chris Wagner told NESN’s Alex Kraemer that his grandfather passed away yesterday and that his goal meant a lot. I’m not crying you’re crying.

(2nd, 2:00): Snipe city population David Backes. 2-0 Bruins.

(3rd, 17:22): Rasmus Ristolainen ruins the shutout. 2-1 Bruins.

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FINAL: Boston 2, Buffalo 1

News, notes, and quotes.

  • Welcome back, David Backes. Backes slotted in at RW alongside David Pastrnak and David Krejci and finished with a goal in 14:26 TOI. Backes sat for the previous three games due to a suspension from a hit to the head of New Jersey Devils’ Blake Coleman. Nice to see him come back and make some noise.
  • Best game I’ve seen Chris Wagner play as a Bruin. He had a goal wiped away in the first minute of the game, but stuck with it and got rewarded. In between periods, Wags told NESN that his grandfather passed away yesterday and that goal meant a lot to him. Pulling for Chris and his family. He had a season high 6 shots on goal tonight. and 2 hits in 14:26 TOI.
  • Tuukka Rask was minutes away from his first shutout of the season until Rasmus Ristolainen ruined the party. Tuukka made 231 saves and even picked up an assist on David Backes’ goal.
  • Massive two points, B’s hold the edge for 3rd in the division against the Buffalo Sabres by two points. Big week coming up.

B’s are back in action on Tuesday night when the Minnesota Wild come to town.

It was a great night to win a hockey game.