Buffalo finally seems to be working together and they were able to come back from a 2-1 deficit to beat Boston 4-2 for their second straight win and 4th in their last 10. They also have gained 7 out of their last possible 10 points and things could possibly being turning around for this team?
Boston has always been a tough competitor for Buffalo and this game proved no different, however only one “fight” took place this time around. Buffalo was able to get on the board first with a shorthanded goal by Brian Flynn, his 3rd of the season. Flynn was able to outwork the two Bruin defenders and went right in for a backhanded goal to put Buffalo up 1-0.
The second period saw Boston’s two goals, both by Brad Marchand, his 6th and 7th of the season. Just under two minutes into the second, Marchand walked down the ice and fired past Ryan Miller to tie the game at 1. A little over a minute later, Marchand received a nice pass from Patrice Bergeron and fired the pass right over Miller’s shoulder and Boston would now lead 2-1. On a strange bounce, Buffalo’s Marcus Foligno was able to bounce the puck off his chest and into the net to tie the game at 2. Foligno has a small streak starting and gained his second goal in as many games, now up to 5 this season.
Despite being out shot 15-5 in the third, Buffalo was able to score twice in the last 6 minutes of the game to win 4-2. Drew Stafford would get his 3rd of the year with a nice wrap around play where he just out muscled the Bruins and goalie Chad Johnson. Just a minute later, Tyler Myers, the third player in a rushing 3 on 2 play, was able to slap the puck past Johnson to secure Buffalo’s win.
Buffalo will look to continue this winning streak and win 3 in a row for the first time this season. This will be a tough task, however, as they travel to Boston on Saturday in the second of a home and home series. Boston is not usually known to give up two straight games in a back to back series, especially against Buffalo. Tukka Rask will likely be in net for Boston and it’s yet to be determined whether Miller will again start for Buffalo or if Jhonas Enroth will get a start in net.