BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - In the very near future, the Buffalo Sabres will likely have more players suspended (2), than wins (1). Boston topped Buffalo 5-2 Wednesday night, dropping the Sabres to 1-9-1 on the season.
Milan Lucic scored the first two goals of the game for Boston - one in the first period, one in the second - to give the Bruins a 2-0 lead.
Buffalo answered on the power play, when Thomas Vanek sent the puck off Cody Hodgson's skate and in.
Dougie Hamilton would regain the two goal advantage, before rookie Nikita Zadorov netted the first goal of his NHL career.
Zadorov, just 18 years old, is the second-youngest Sabres player to score an NHL goal behind only Pierre Turgeon. The goal made it a 3-2 game going into the third.
Torey Krug gave Boston a 4-2 lead, bewildering Drew Stafford during a 4-on-4.
Soon after, John Scott delivered an open-ice hit to Loui Eriksson's head. Scott earned a match penalty, and Eriksson would not return.
Krug scored his second of the night on the ensuing power play, for the 5-2 victory.
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