Boston Bruins

Boston Bruins

Nov 14, 2023; Buffalo, New York, USA; The Boston Bruins celebrates a goal in the first period against the Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Center. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

For the third time in as many scenarios this season, the Bruins bounced back from a frustrating loss in the best way possible — a win. And this one may have been their most dominant one yet, as the Bruins blitzed the Sabres for five goals (at one point holding a 5-0 lead) and crushed the Sabres by a 5-2 final by the night’s end.

With the win, the Bruins have captured 18 wins in their last 20 visits to Buffalo since 2014.

  • The Bruins kicked their run off with a goal from Danton Heinen (his first of the season) scored just 3:01 into the first period of action, and a strike from David Pastrnak doubled Boston’s lead just 1:08 later.

    With two goals on three shots to begin their night, the Bruins pushed their lead to three before the end of the opening frame, and did so on a 3-on-1 play finished by Brandon Carlo for his first goal of the season.

    A second-period tally from Oskar Steen increased Boston’s lead to four, while Hampus Lindholm connected on a power-play goal for his first tally of the season and his first goal in 27 games dating back to last season.

  • Nov 14, 2023; Buffalo, New York, USA; Boston Bruins defenseman Hampus Lindholm (27) and Buffalo Sabres defenseman Mattias Samuelsson (23) battle for the puck in the first period at KeyBank Center. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

    Nov 14, 2023; Buffalo, New York, USA; Boston Bruins defenseman Hampus Lindholm (27) and Buffalo Sabres defenseman Mattias Samuelsson (23) battle for the puck in the first period at KeyBank Center. (Mark Konezny/USA TODAY Sports)

  • The Sabres would finally answer with a pair of goals from Victor Olofsson. The 28-year-old Olofsson’s first of two strikes came with 4:53 left in the middle frame, while his second was a true ‘garbage time’ strike, as Olofsson dropped the Buffalo deficit to three with a goal scored with 4:58 remaining in the third period.

    In the Boston goal, Linus Ullmark turned aside 32 of 34 shots for the victory. Ullmark, who spent the first six years of his NHL career with Buffalo, improved to 4-0-0 with a .953 save percentage in four head-to-heads against his old club.

    The Bruins get back in action Saturday night at home against the Canadiens

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