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Sabres look to defeat Bruins for second time in three days

Feb 1, 2007 - 4:02 PM Buffalo (34-14-4) at Boston (22-23-4) 7:00 pm EST

BOSTON (Ticker) -- The Buffalo Sabres must be happy to see the Boston Bruins again.

The Sabres shoot for a sweep of their home-and-home series with the Bruins when the Northeast Division rivals face off Thursday in Boston.

Buffalo snapped its season-high three-game skid in dominating fashion Tuesday, erupting for a 7-1 home victory over the Bruins.

All-Star Daniel Briere notched his second career hat trick and had bookend tallies in Buffalo's four-goal second period. Maxim Afinogenov has three assists and goaltender Martin Biron made 25 saves for the Sabres.

Despite the win, Buffalo finished its worst month since December 2003, going 6-7-1 in January. However, the Sabres started the season on such a roll that they still are first in the Eastern Conference with 72 points - three behind Nashville for tops in the NHL.

Looking to repeat Tuesday's performance, the Sabres will visit the Bruins, who have lost four straight games. Boston has been outscored, 19-3, during its current skid.








  • NHL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    BUFFALO 0 2 1 3
    BOSTON 1 0 0 1 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: BOS - MARCO STURM 13 (GLEN MURRAY, MARC SAVARD) 3:15
    2ND PRD: BUF - CHRIS DRURY 28 (TONI LYDMAN, ALES KOTALIK) 3:47
    BUF - (PP) CHRIS DRURY 29 (NATHAN PAETSCH, DANIEL BRIERE)
    9:11
    3RD PRD: BUF - JASON POMINVILLE 23 (J

    Feb 1 9:34 PM


  • NHL
    BUFFALO 3
    BOSTON 1
    3RD PRD: BUF - JASON POMINVILLE 23 (JOCHEN HECHT, DANIEL BRIERE) 6:01

    Sabres vs. BruinsFeb 1 9:05 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    BUFFALO 0 2 2
    BOSTON 1 0 1 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: BOS - MARCO STURM 13 (GLEN MURRAY, MARC SAVARD) 3:15
    2ND PRD: BUF - CHRIS DRURY 28 (TONI LYDMAN, ALES KOTALIK) 3:47
    BUF - (PP) CHRIS DRURY 29 (NATHAN PAETSCH, DANIEL BRIERE)
    9:11
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1S

    Feb 1 8:36 PM


  • NHL
    BUFFALO 2
    BOSTON 1
    2ND PRD: BUF - (PP) CHRIS DRURY 29 (NATHAN PAETSCH, DANIEL BRIERE)
    9:11

    Sabres vs. BruinsFeb 1 8:18 PM


  • NHL
    BUFFALO 1
    BOSTON 1
    2ND PRD: BUF - CHRIS DRURY 28 (TONI LYDMAN, ALES KOTALIK) 3:47

    Sabres vs. BruinsFeb 1 8:08 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    BUFFALO 0 0
    BOSTON 1 1 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: BOS - MARCO STURM 13 (GLEN MURRAY, MARC SAVARD) 3:15
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    BUF 12 12
    BOS 8 8
    GOALIES: BUF - MARTIN BIRON
    BOS - T

    Feb 1 7:43 PM


  • NHL
    BUFFALO 0
    BOSTON 1
    1ST PRD: BOS - MARCO STURM 13 (GLEN MURRAY, MARC SAVARD) 3:15

    Sabres vs. BruinsFeb 1 7:13 PM