BOSTON, MASS - (WKBW) Late in Tuesday's game against the Bruins, Sabres defenseman Mike Weber attempted a pass in front of his own net. It proved to be the pivotal play of the game. That pass was picked off by Boston's Nathan Horton, who scored to tie the game at two 13:39 into the third period. The Sabres would go onto lose to Boston in overtime by the final of 3-2.
Milan Lucic scored the only goal of the first period to give the Bruins a 1-0 lead.
Sabres rookie Luke Adam responded with his first NHL goal in the second period to tie the game at one.
Thomas Vanek scored his eleventh goal of the season, early in the third period, to give the Sabres a 2-1 advantage.
But Weber's mistake helped send the contest into overtime. In OT, Adam gave Boston a four-minute power play after he was called for a high-sticking penalty. While skating 4-on-3, Dennis Seidenberg ripped a shot from the point, it was tipped past Ryan Miller by Mark Recchi for the game-winning goal.
Miller made 33 saves for Buffalo. Tim Thomas countered with 28 saves for the Bruins.
The Sabres next host San Jose on Thursday.