Following a successful 5-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres to even the series at 1-1, the Boston Bruins were able to further build momentum with a 2-1 victory Monday night at the TD Garden. Michael Ryder and Zdeno Chara notched two scores apiece to rally the B’s past Buffalo in Game 2. The first block featured a pair of Sabres goals before Boston took over through the rest of the contest. Mark Recchi supplied the final dagger on empty net with 20 seconds left to steal one in Sabres territory.
“It’s definitely good to get two goals in the third period and bounce back from a deficit,” said Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask. “I think everybody realized now that it’s playoffs and we can’t let down. Today we did a great job of that.”
Yesterday showcased both D lines in effect, once again proving their worth in the hard-fought opening series. Rask collected 33 saves on the night, letting in just one goal early in the first period. Dennis Wideman tacked one on the board soon after for Boston to even the score. Patrice Bergeron came through in the third with the go-ahead goal. Game four is set for tomorrow night at the TD Garden. Boston Bruins playoff tickets are now available!