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NHL Game Summary - Boston at Buffalo



(Wednesday, October 23rd)

Final Score: Boston 5, Buffalo 2

Buffalo, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Milan Lucic scored twice and added an assist as the Boston Bruins took a 5-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres at First Niagara Center.

Torey Krug also had two goals while Dougie Hamilton scored once for the Bruins, who finished up a perfect three-game road trip. Chad Johnson needed to stop just 14 shots for the win.

Cody Hodgson and Nikita Zadorov had the goals for the Sabres, who are now 0-6-1 on home ice this season. Ryan Miller allowed all five goals on 34 shots in the loss.

Boston got on the board at 11:01 of the first period as a Jarome Iginla shot from the slot hit off the skate of Lucic, and trickled between the pads of Miller.

The score stayed that way until 40 seconds into the second period as Iginla skated down the right wing and passed it over to the front where Lucic got a stick on it for his fifth of the year.

Buffalo got one back on the power play at 8:21 of the second as a shot by Thomas Vanek from the left wing went off the right skate of Hodgson and snuck past Johnson.

The Bruins got the goal back 3:29 later as a transition play saw Brad Marchand skate down the left wing and pass it over to the right where Hamilton wristed it into the right corner for a 3-1 lead.

Zadorov's first career goal came at 15:10 of the second as his backhand from the right wing found the back of the net.

"I thought our young guys have been really good," said Sabres head coach Ron Rolston about Zadorov. "He's been one of our better guys out there."

Boston, though, made it a 4-2 game at 4:17 of the third as Reilly Smith won a battle behind the net and tossed the puck in front where Krug swept it in.

Some ugliness occurred just under two minutes later, as Buffalo enforcer John Scott delivered a shot to the head of Boston's Loui Eriksson. Eriksson eventually made his way off the ice with some help while Scott, who eventually had to fight Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid, was handed two majors and a match penalty.

"You want to make sure you're there to support one another and stick up for one another," said McQuaid.

Boston scored on the extended advantage with Krug's third of the season on a wrist shot from the left circle at 9:42.

Game Notes

It was announced after the game that Eriksson was taken to a hospital and will remaining there overnight under observation ... Boston hosts San Jose on Thursday ... Buffalo plays in Florida on Friday ... The Sabres took three of the five games against the Bruins last season ... Boston was 1-for-4 on the power play, while Buffalo went 1-for-3 .. Zadorov became the second youngest player to score a goal in Sabres history, with Pierre Turgeon (1987-88) the youngest.

10/23 22:59:46 ET

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2013 - 2014 NHL Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
p-Boston 54 19 9 117 261 177 31-7-3 23-12-6 18-9-3
x-Tampa Bay 46 27 9 101 240 215 25-10-6 21-17-3 19-8-3
x-Montreal 46 28 8 100 215 204 23-13-5 23-15-3 18-8-4
x-Detroit 39 28 15 93 222 230 18-13-10 21-15-5 17-8-5
Ottawa 37 31 14 88 236 265 18-17-6 19-14-8 14-9-7
Toronto 38 36 8 84 231 256 24-16-1 14-20-7 14-13-3
Florida 29 45 8 66 196 268 16-20-5 13-25-3 13-16-1
Buffalo 21 51 10 52 157 248 13-21-7 8-30-3 7-18-5
 
Metropolitan Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Pittsburgh 51 24 7 109 249 207 28-9-4 23-15-3 20-8-2
x-NY Rangers 45 31 6 96 218 193 20-17-4 25-14-2 16-11-3
x-Philadelphia 42 30 10 94 236 235 24-14-3 18-16-7 15-11-4
x-Columbus 43 32 7 93 231 216 22-15-4 21-17-3 16-13-1
Washington 38 30 14 90 235 240 21-13-7 17-17-7 12-15-3
New Jersey 35 29 18 88 197 208 21-11-9 14-18-9 16-9-5
Carolina 36 35 11 83 207 230 18-17-6 18-18-5 15-13-2
NY Islanders 34 37 11 79 225 267 13-19-9 21-18-2 10-16-4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
2013 - 2014 NHL Western Conference Standings
 
Central Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Colorado 52 22 8 112 250 220 26-11-4 26-11-4 19-6-3
x-St. Louis 52 23 7 111 248 191 28-9-4 24-14-3 21-6-2
x-Chicago 46 21 15 107 267 220 27-7-7 19-14-8 13-13-3
x-Minnesota 43 27 12 98 207 206 26-10-5 17-17-7 14-12-3
x-Dallas 40 31 11 91 235 228 23-11-7 17-20-4 13-11-5
Nashville 38 32 12 88 216 242 19-17-5 19-15-7 12-13-4
Winnipeg 37 35 10 84 227 237 18-17-6 19-18-4 9-15-5
 
Pacific Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
z-Anaheim 54 20 8 116 266 209 29-8-4 25-12-4 22-4-3
x-San Jose 51 22 9 111 249 200 29-7-5 22-15-4 18-7-3
x-Los Angeles 46 28 8 100 206 174 23-14-4 23-14-4 16-10-3
Phoenix 37 30 15 89 216 231 22-14-5 15-16-10 14-9-6
Vancouver 36 35 11 83 196 223 20-15-6 16-20-5 12-13-4
Calgary 35 40 7 77 209 241 19-19-3 16-21-4 11-15-3
Edmonton 29 44 9 67 203 270 16-22-3 13-22-6 8-17-4
 
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y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
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