These teams have played 86 games each this year. Both teams fought hard in an important playoff game.
Yet it ends due to one team having difficulty counting. Thank you, Buffalo. As a friendly reminder – you are only allowed 5 players on the ice at any given time, plus the goalie.
In a double overtime thriller, the Bruins defeated the Sabres 3-2 in double overtime after Miroslav Satan scored a power play goal following Buffalo’s penalty for too many men on the ice.
Satan, a former Sabre for eight seasons, beat his old team last night and gave the Bruins a commanding three games to one lead in the series. While it is still far from over, especially with Ryan Miller in net for Buffalo, Boston has to be feeling pretty good about game four. It would have been a crushing loss had they dropped that game at home after coming behind from a 2-0 deficit in the third period.
Satan had been robbed by Miller in the first overtime period on what looked to be a sure game winner. But he would not be turned away twice.
In Boston’s net, Tuuka Rask played well, stopping 35 shots, and also being credited with an assist on the game winner.
Boston can close out the series Friday night by winning in Game 5 in Buffalo. A spot in round two of the Eastern Conference playoffs will be at stake.