Sabres rally past Bruins in OT
BOSTON -- Ryan O'Reilly scored 2:59 into overtime, and the Buffalo Sabres came back from three goals down to defeat the Boston Bruins 5-4 at TD Garden on Saturday.
Jason Pominville, Jack Eichel, Benoit Pouliot and Evander Kane also scored for the Sabres, and Robin Lehner made 27 saves. The Sabres (2-5-2) ended a two-game skid overall and a seven-game losing streak against Boston with their first win against the Bruins since Dec. 26, 2015.
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David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand each scored twice, and Anton Khudobin made 37 saves for the Bruins (3-3-1), who played without goaltender Tuukka Rask for the second straight game because of a concussion and found out after warmups they would be without center David Krejci (upper-body injury).
O'Reilly scored with a flip-in from the slot. Kane had tied the score 4-4 when his backhand shot in the slot went off Bruins defenseman Torey Krug and trickled past Khudobin with 2:08 remaining in the third period.
The Bruins scored first for the second time this season when Pastrnak poked a loose puck past Lehner to the short side at 13:16 of the first period after working a two-man game with linemate Tim Schaller.
Two seconds into a power play, Marchand took advantage of a Buffalo giveaway and made it 2-0 with a goal at 15:05.
Marchand's second goal of the game 37 seconds into the second period gave the Bruins a 3-0 lead.
Pominville made it 3-1 at 8:01 of the second, but Pastrnak put Boston ahead by three again with a goal at 11:22.
Eichel stuffed in a rebound at 16:07 of the second to cut the Bruins lead to 4-2. Pouliot smacked a loose puck past Khudobin at 6:55 of the third period to get Buffalo within 4-3.