Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron and Blake Wheeler collectively posted three goals in the first period as Tim Thomas came up with 33 saves in total for the Boston Bruins to handle the Buffalo Sabres 5-2 yesterday at the HSBC Arena. Thomas believes he is playing his best since making his NHL debut back in 2002. “It was kind of something similar to this start,” he said. “I was able to ride that the whole year, so I hope the same thing happens.”
Michael Ryder scored 2:11 into the second to make it 4-0 before Drew Stafford found the net on a power play for the Sabres later in the period. Andrej Sekera then cut the lead to two with 5:34 left in regulation, but Milan Lucic supplied the final dagger just minutes later on empty net. “Right now we’re feeling pretty good, but at the same time we can get better,” said Bruins captain Zdeno Chara. “There’s always room to improve. But overall, yeah, it’s nice to be winning.”
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