BOSTON, MASS. - (WKBW) The Sabres' final road game of the season turned into an injury-filled event for Buffalo's hockey club. Five players left the game due to injury during a 4-1 loss to the Boston Bruins.
Chris Stewart (ankle), Brian Flynn (lower-body), Christian Ehrhoff (mild concussion), Matt Hackett (knee/leg) and Matt D'Agostini (lower-body) were hurt during Saturday's game. Hackett's injury looked to be the worst of the bunch. The goalie was forced to be taken off by a stretcher after Boston's Torey Krug fell onto Hackett's right knee.
Gregory Campbell and David Krejci scored late in the first period to give the Bruins a 2-0 lead after 20 minutes.
Boston's Patrice Bergeron tallied his 30th goal of the season in the second period.
Cody Hodgson got the Sabres on the board later in the middle frame, scoring his 20th of the season.
Krejci's second goal of the game was a power play marker in the third period. The goal was scored against Connor Knapp, who made his NHL debut for the Sabres after Hackett left the game. Knapp became the ninth goaltender to dress for Buffalo, which is an NHL record.
With the win the Bruins clinch the Presidents' Trophy, given to the team with the most points in the standings at season's end.
The Sabres close out their season on Sunday, at home, against the New York Islanders.