Better Effort By The Buffalo Sabres, But Still Lose
A much better effort than that no-show Tuesday night in Toronto, but it still wasn't good enough to give the Buffalo Sabres a victory. The Sabres twice led the Boston Bruins on Thursday night at First Niagara Center, but the Bruins dominated the third period, scored the tying goal off a glove with five and a half minutes to play. Then in overtime the Sabres couldn't get out of their own end and the Bruins finally ended it when Brad Marchand was left alone in front to win it 3-2.
The Sabres finally scored their first power play goal of the season to give them a 1-0 lead. Drew Stafford getting his first of the season with assists to Tyler Ennis and Tyler Myers. Then after the Bruins tied it, Ennis gave Buffalo the lead again off a feed from Torrey Mitchell.
It was all Bruins in the third, outshooting the Sabres 16-3 and it paid off with the tying goal and then the game winner in OT.
Still not good enough. The Sabres drop to 2-8-1 on the season, but pick up a point. They play the Penguins in Pittsburgh Saturday night.