It was more than just a hockey game in Boston.  It was a chance for the people of Boston to show they will not be defeated by evil.  It was a chance for the whole country to begin the healing process after the Boston Marathon bombings.  It began with the Bruins fans singing the National Anthem in honor of the bombing victims.  And what a classy way to end what turned out to be a great game -- both teams stayed on the ice to salute the fans.

The Buffalo Sabres emerged 3-2 winners over the Boston Bruins in a shootout.  The Sabres got a power play goal from Cody Hodgson in the final minute of regulation to tie the game at 2-2 and force overtime, then eventually the shootout.  Drew Stafford scored the winning goal while Ryan Miller stopped all three Bruins shooters to give the Sabres their third straight win.

For the time being the Sabres move to within two points of the final playoff spot, but they have only four games left to play.  The Sabres are home Friday night to host the New York Rangers.