Anders Lindback made a season-high 44 saves and Tyler Ennis scored the shootout winner as the Buffalo Sabres upset the Boston Bruins 2-1 Tuesday night.
The win snapped a seven-game winless skid for the Sabres and was Buffalo’s first win over Boston this season (1-1-2).
“I thought we had a lot of chances today to score more goals and win the game,” said Boston’s lone goal scorer Loui Eriksson per NHL.com. “But, yeah, we need to find ways to score those goals too. We create a lot of chances, but when we get that chance we have to really focus to put it in too. That cost us the game. I thought we were the much better team today, and we just need to get better on that.”
Rasmus Ristolainen had the Sabres’ lone goal in regulation.
Boston leads Ottawa by four points for the second wild card spot in the Eastern Conference and trails the Detroit Red Wings by four points for third spot in the Atlantic Division.
Tuukka Rask was a scratch due to “general soreness”. Claude Julien did not have an update on the goaltender post-game.
Niklas Svedberg made 23 saves in the loss.
The single point the Bruins picked up in the loss officially eliminated the Maple Leafs from playoff contention.