What a way to start the new year. On a night when the Sabres honored two greats into the Hall of fame, Buffalo put on a show. (Alexander Mogilny and Jim Kelley were inducted into the Buffalo Hall of Fame.) The Sabres and Bruins put on quite an offensive performance, but the Sabres came out on top.
Drew Stafford was easily the star of the night as he scored three goals (along with a shootout goal), to propel the Sabres over the Bruins 7-6.
It looked like Boston was in complete control early on in the opening period, scoring three out of the first four goals and taking a two goal lead.
The Bruins came into this game with a 15-1-1 record when they score first. One of those losses came against Buffalo earlier this season and the Sabres gave them another one on Saturday. Stafford had a hat trick in that game as well.
Boston also came in with a 17-0 record when having a two or more goal lead this season, but that changed after the loss to Buffalo.
With two goals in the third period, the Bruins were a minute away from leaving Buffalo with two points. But with 28 seconds to play, Stafford struck again, giving the Sabres life and momentum into overtime.
Five out of the six shooters in the shootout scored. Zdeno Chara was the only one who didn’t, which cost his team the game.
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