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Bruins Game 10 Recap: Bruins buffalo Buffalo.

When the Bruins fell on their faces during the third period of their last meeting with the Sabres, I suggested that it happened because the team was worn out after playing back-to-back home and away games earlier in the week. Tonight I get to feel all smug because the Bruins turned in a much tighter effort against the Sabres and came away with a 3-1 victory and an audibly disappointed Buffalo crowd for their efforts.

Credit should be given to Ryan Miller for keeping the Sabres in the game. Boston held offensive pressure on Buffalo for most of the night, outshooting them in every single period and by a healthy overall margin. He wasn’t perfect tonight however, as Brad Marchand broke a scoreless tie seven minutes into the second period with a wrist-shot from the right point after Buffalo failed to clear the puck. Boston’s own failed attempt at controlling the puck resulted in a pass to a wide-open Tyler Ennis which tied the game with less than two minutes in the second period.

Boston went on a power-play in the third after Buffalo was hit with a delay of game penalty when Mike Weber accidentally cleared the puck over the glass in his own zone. A shot by Chris Bourque rebounded to Patrice Bergeron, who was able to put it past Miller before he could react. Boston was able to hold off the Sabres until they pulled Miller for an extra skater late in the third. David Krejci was able to elude Buffalo’s defense and made a somewhat generous pass to Milan Lucic, who was also heading in completely alone and dunked the puck into the empty net to send the Buffalo fans home very unhappy.

While the Bruins were an offensive force tonight, credit should be given to backup goaltender Anton Khudobin, who only allowed a single goal on 26 shots. According to the B’s own website, this 8-1-1 start is the best ten-game start in team history. The Bruins head home to take on the Rangers on Tuesday, in a game that will very much be on NESN (if you live in New England). Until then, try to stay warm. We care about our nerdy readers.

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