Video: Hamilton goes top shelf for Bruins

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Boston Bruins sophomore defenseman Dougie Hamilton gave his team a two-goal lead over the Buffalo Sabres and did so in spectacular fashion Wednesday night.

Hamilton jumped up in an odd-man rush, took a nice cross-ice feed from Brad Marchand and roofed his shot top shelf on Sabres goalie Ryan Miller, giving the Bruins a 3-1 cushion in the second period.

The Sabres had cut that Bruins’ lead to just one goal after 40 minutes.

The Hamilton goal started in the Bruins’ zone, after goalie Chad Johnson, making his first start as a member of the Bruins, had to bail out a teammate for a bad giveaway that led to a Marcus Foligno shot.

Johnson made the save, which led to the rush back up the ice and the Hamilton goal.