Bruins Hold Off Sabres To Earn Road Victory

By JONAH BRONSTEIN
Associated Press

        BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) – Tuukka Rask made 35 saves to help the Boston Bruins hold off the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 on Saturday.

        David Krejci and Patrice Bergeron scored to give Boston a 2-0 lead and the Bruins improved to 3-0-1 in their last four.

        Evander Kane scored his first goal of the season for Buffalo. Robin Lehner returned after missing one game with a hip injury and made 32 saves.

        The Sabres combined for nine goals in their previous two wins but the NHL’s lowest-scoring team reverted to form from the first 21 games, when star center Jack Eichel was out of the lineup with a high-ankle sprain.

        Krejci got the Bruins on the scoreboard with 5:50 left in the first when he deflected Brandon Carlo’s slap shot from the point off the right post and into the net.

        Bergeron made it 2-0 at 7:10 of the second at 7:44 of the third when he knocked on the rebound of his own missed shot.  

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