Boston Bruins

  • It didn’t feel like Saturday night in Buffalo was going to be the Black and Gold’s night.

    Skating in what felt like a lukewarm affair against the Sabres, the Bruins just struggled to get much of anything going against Craig Anderson and the Sabres. It was downright impossible, in fact, and those struggles failed to give the Bruins any noticeable ‘juice’ under their blades.

    But when the team found life behind a late-period power-play goal from Patrice Bergeron, a third-period takeover from the Bruins followed, and delivered the Bruins a 3-1 victory.

  • Knotted up at 1-1 through two periods of play, the Bruins jumped out front of the ‘whiteout’ Sabres when Tomas Nosek found Jakub Zboril breaking into the attacking zone, and allowed Zboril the time and space needed for Zboril to beat Anderson for his first goal of the season and the first goal of his NHL career.

    In addition to holding as the game-winning goal for the Bruins, Zboril’s strike made him the 19th different goal scorer for the Bruins through the opening 15 games of the 2022-23 NHL season. That tied the Bruins with the Kraken for the most goal scorers in the league this season.

    And the Bruins were made sure to reward Keith Kinkaid for his absolutely stellar 30-save effort with a late-game insurance marker that featured some classic magic between Bergeron, Brad Marchand, and David Pastrnak.

  • With the victory, the Bruins have now captured wins in three straight trips to Buffalo, and have won 16 of their last 18 road head-to-heads with the Sabres.

    The Bruins will wrap up the weekend back-to-back with a Sunday night home showdown with the Canucks.