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The Bruins got a road win in Buffalo, 3-1.
After missing the Saturday game, the Bruins got the extra day off while the Sabres were on the second day of a back-to-back.
Anton Khudobin and Ryan Miller had quite the goal-tending battle, but Khudobin got the best of it with the win on 25 saves.
With the win, the Bruins are off to the best 10-game start in franchise history (8-1-1).
Brad Marchand made his return to the line up and what a return it was. Marchand was all over the ice makings plays. His goal at 7:10 of the second period gave the Bruins the lead.
Tyler Ennis answered for the Sabres with a goal at 18:01 of the second. The goal came from a bad turnover and bad defensive positioning, much like the last meeting between these two teams.
At 7:52 of the third period, Patrice Bergeron scored a power play goal. It was not a conventional man-advantage goal but the Bruins will take what they can get with the extra man. The B’s were lackluster once again on the power play, only going 1-5, including a 5-on-3.
Milan Lucic added an empty net goal at the end of the third period, icing the game.
There was one fight in a game that had the build-up to be loaded with penalty minutes. Greg Campbell forced Patrick Kaleta into a fight and Kaleta got the best of him.
Miller’s performance could be forgotten with the loss, but he was on top of his game, making 36 saves on the night.
Andrew Ference, Chris Bourque, Dennis Seidenberg, David Krejci and Rich Peverley each had one assist on the three Bruins goals.
Tags: Andrew Ference, Anton Khudobin, Brad Marchand, Chris Borque, David Krejci, Dennis Seidenberg, Gregory Campbell, Milan Lucic, Patrice Bergeron, patrick ka, Rich Peverley, Ryan Miller, Tyler Ennis