After a 16-day hiatus, the Boston Bruins are finally playing hockey again. The Bruins have had their previous six games postponed and took on the Sabres Saturday afternoon, beating them, 4-3, in overtime with Charlie Coyle potting the game-winner.
The Bruins outshot the Sabres in the first period, as the Sabres would find themselves in the box twice in the period but a lackluster B’s power-play unit kept Boston scoreless. Vinnie Hinostroza will find the lone goal of the period to put the Sabres up 1-0.
The second period started with a similar sight to the first — the Bruins on a power-play chance. The B’s would once again not find the back of the net off the tripping call on Jeff Skinner. But, Craig Smith would cash off a feed from Brad Marchand 3:47 into the period.
The Sabres would break the tie with two more goals by the end of the period, and Connor Clifton would miss a wide-open net late in the second. Buffalo took a two-goal lead from Skinner and a power-play goal from Alex Tuch off a hooking penalty from Smith.
All of the shots on goal from the two previous periods finally started to find the back of the net in the third period for the Bruins. Nick Foligno would score his first goal of the season, and a minute and 19 seconds later Taylor Hall would tie it up at 3-3. The teams would go into a stalemate for the rest of the third and we will be granted will extra hockey.
It didn’t take long for the Bruins to take the win in overtime as Charlie Coyle would beat the Finnish goalie Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen just 34 seconds into overtime for Coyle to become the hero.
Bruins Star of the Game: Charlie Coyle
Of course, Coyle potted the game-winner, but he was also strong in the defensive zone with two blocked shots and logging 15:52 minutes of ice time.
The Bruins travel to Detroit tomorrow for another 1:00 eastern start time.
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