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Bruins top Sabres 3-2 in shootout

Bruins top Sabres 3-2 in shootout
Posted at 11:44 PM, Feb 04, 2016

The Buffalo Sabres have been a team of streaks over the past month, but they couldn't keep their current win streak going. Boston came back from two-goal deficit, and defeated the Sabres in a 3-2 shootout win at First Niagara Center on Thursday.

The Sabres went up early in the contest, getting goals from Evander Kane and Sam Reinhart to take a 2-0 lead in the first couple of minutes in the second period. Then, the Bruins started chipping away. Ryan Spooner connected in the second period to cut the lead in half.

Then, in the third period, Brad Marchand deked by defenders and sent a backhanded shot past Sabres goaltender Chad Johnson to tie up the game.

In the overtime period, the Bruins went on the power play and had multiple chances to end the game there, but the Sabres penalty kill and Johnson stood tall for the five minute extended period. In the shootout, Spooner connected for the lone goal, giving the Bruins the victory.

With the loss, the Sabres now have a record of 21-26-5. The two sides will square off once again on Satruday night in Boston.