December 5, 2023


Buffalo Sabres goaltender Devon Levi makes a save on Boston Bruins proper wing David Pastrnak throughout the second interval. AP Picture/Jeffrey T. Barnes

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — David Pastrnak had a purpose and two assists to steer the Boston Bruins to a 5-2 victory towards the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday.

Danton Heinen, Brandon Carlo, Oskar Steen, and Hampus Lindholm all scored their first objectives of the season and Linus Ullmark made 31 saves for the Bruins, who’re 3-0-1 of their final 4 video games.

Pastrnak’s eleventh purpose of the season was the second of 5 straight objectives scored by Boston.

Victor Olofsson scored two objectives for Buffalo. Devon Levi made 13 saves on 18 pictures earlier than he was changed by Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen within the second interval. Luukkonen made 14 saves for Buffalo who’re 1-2-1 of their final 4.

Heinen gave Boston a 1-0 lead when he put a rebound of Charlie McAvoy’s shot previous Levi at 3:01 of the primary interval. Pastrnak made it 2-0 with a one-timer 1:08 later. Carlo made it 3-0 at 15:14 of the primary when he scored on a 3-on-1 from a go by Pastrnak.

Steen gave Boston a 4-0 lead at 4:07 of the second interval and Lindholm made it 5-0 with a power-play purpose at 12:23.

Olofsson reduce the Bruins result in 5-1 together with his first purpose of the season at 15:07 of the second interval when he put the rebound of Owen Energy’s shot off the tip boards previous Ullmark. His second at 15:02 of the third made it 5-2.

Sabres middle Tage Thompson sustained an upper-body harm after he blocked a shot by McAvoy within the second interval off his arm and didn’t return. Thompson was injured in a separate collision with McAvoy within the first interval and left the sport momentarily however returned for the second interval.


Sabres captain Kyle Okposo performed in his 1,000th NHL recreation on Tuesday. At 35 years outdated, Okposo is the 381st skater and 384th participant in NHL historical past to play a thousand video games within the league. Okposo made his NHL debut March 18, 2008.


Bruins: Host Montreal on Saturday.

Sabres: Start a three-game street journey at Winnipeg on Friday.