Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Bruins top Sabres in 2OT

The Bruins’ Miroslav Satan (against the glass, right) is hugged by Dennis Wideman and Johnny Boychuk as Michael Ryder and Marco Sturm celebrate Satan’s winning goal.

Associated Press

The Bruins’ Miroslav Satan (against the glass, right) is hugged by Dennis Wideman and Johnny Boychuk as Michael Ryder and Marco Sturm celebrate Satan’s winning goal.

BOSTON — Miroslav Satan scored on a power play at 7:41 of the second overtime to give the Bruins a 3-2 win over the Sabres on Wednesday night and a 3-1 lead in their Eastern Conference quarterfinal playoff series.

Boston got the power play when Buffalo wing Drew Stafford was caught on the ice as a sixth skater.

"I just jumped on. There's not much to say," Stafford said. "It's just so disappointing."

Satan got a pass from Michael Ryder in front of the net and put it past Ryan Miller.

Tuukka Rask made 35 saves for Boston and also assisted on Satan's goal. Miller stopped 36 shots for the Sabres.

Both goalies made stunning saves to keep their teams in the game.

Rask reached out to knock away a puck that even 6-foot-9 Boston defenseman Zdeno Chara couldn't reach, preserving the tie with 11 minutes left in regulation.

Miller stopped Blake Wheeler on a shorthanded breakaway, then got a glove on a sneaky backhander from Satan early in the first overtime, surprising even the scoreboard operator, who sounded the goal horn briefly.

"I don't think there are too many goalies — maybe two in the league, and they were both out on the ice — who could have made that save," Satan said. "He made a great save there, but eventually I got him."

at Bruins 0 0 2 0 1 3
Sabres 1 1 0 0 0 2
Bruins lead series 3-1

First Period1, Buffalo, Kennedy 1 (Ennis, McCormick), 2:12. PenaltiesKennedy, Buf (cross-checking), 12:33; Rivet, Buf (holding), 15:15; Lucic, Bos (boarding), 16:51.

Second Period2, Buffalo, Montador 1 (Connolly), 6:59. PenaltiesRivet, Buf, major (fighting), 5:26; Lucic, Bos, major (fighting), 5:26; Lydman, Buf (tripping), 14:16.

Third Period3, Boston, Krejci 1 (Bergeron, Hunwick), 2:07 (pp). 4, Boston, Bergeron 2 (Paille, Boychuk), 6:40. PenaltiesMcCormick, Buf (goaltender interference), 1:58; Kaleta, Buf (boarding), 2:34. First OvertimeNone. PenaltiesBergeron, Bos (tripping), 4:17. Second Overtime5, Boston, Satan 1 (Ryder, Rask), 7:41 (pp). PenaltiesBuffalo bench, served by Stafford (too many men), 5:50. Shots on GoalBuffalo 8-8-9-8-4—37. Boston 8-8-9-10-4—39. Power-play opportunitiesBuffalo 0 of 2; Boston 2 of 6. GoaliesBuffalo, Miller 1-3-0 (39 shots-36 saves). Boston, Rask 3-1-0 (37-35). A17,565 (17,565).

Capitals 6, Canadiens 3: Alex Ovechkin scored two goals and had an assist as the visiting Capitals took a 3-1 lead in their East quarterfinal. "The big message is it's not over," Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau said. Semyon Varlamov made 36 saves to win his third in a row for Washington. Carey Price stopped 32 shots in his first start of the series for Montreal. Price was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct twice: when he fired a puck toward Capitals players celebrating a Jason Chimera goal and after Nicklas Backstrom's empty-netter in the last minute. "Just frustration. It's part of hockey, though," Price told NHL.com. "You let them know you're there."

Capitals 1 1 4 6
at Canadiens 1 1 1 3
Capitals lead series 3-1

First Period1, Washington, Ovechkin 3 (Backstrom, Green), 8:10 (pp). 2, Montreal, Cammalleri 2 (Metropolit, Hamrlik), 9:12. PenaltiesPlekanec, Mon (interference), :48; A.Kostitsyn, Mon (high-sticking), 7:40; Fleischmann, Was (tripping), 16:46.

Second Period3, Montreal, Gionta 2 (Markov, Bergeron), 15:42 (pp). 4, Washington, Knuble 1 (B.Gordon, Carlson), 19:53 (sh). PenaltiesBradley, Was (high-sticking), 12:29; Chimera, Was (roughing), 14:39; Gill, Mon (holding), 16:40; Washington bench, served by Ovechkin (too many men), 18:05.

Third Period5, Washington, Ovechkin 4 (Semin), 11:09. 6, Washington, Chimera 1 (Bradley), 12:01. 7, Washington, Knuble 2 (Backstrom), 17:33 (en). 8, Montreal, Moore 1 (Hamrlik), 18:42. 9, Washington, Backstrom 5 (Ovechkin, Poti), 19:49 (en). PenaltiesPrice, Mon, served by Lapierre (unsportsmanlike conduct), 12:01; Price, Mon, served by Cammalleri (unsportsmanlike conduct), 19:49. Shots on GoalWashington 9-9-20—38. Montreal 12-21-6—39. Power-play opportunitiesWashington 1 of 5; Montreal 1 of 4. GoaliesWashington, Varlamov 3-0-0 (39 shots-36 saves). Montreal, Price 0-1-0 (36-32). A21,273 (21,273).

Devils-Flyers: Philadelphia forwards Simon Gagne and Jeff Carter suffered foot injuries in Game 4 on Tuesday and will have surgery Friday. The team said Gagne could return in three weeks and Carter, who led the Flyers with 33 regular-season goals and has two goals and an assist in four playoff games, is out indefinitely. … New Jersey goalie Martin Brodeur shaved his playoff beard in an attempt to change the luck of his team, down 3-1 in the series.

Penguins-Senators: Pittsburgh wing Tyler Kennedy, who left early in Game 4 on Tuesday after a hit by Ottawa defenseman Andy Sutton, has a lower-body injury and is day-to-day. … Senators coach Cory Clouston, whose team trails in the series 3-1, said he had picked his starting goalie for tonight's Game 5 but wouldn't announced it until today. Brian Elliott was pulled in favor of Pascal Leclaire early in the second period of Game 4 after giving up four goals on 19 shots.

Sabres-Bruins: Boston forward Marc Savard has been cleared to rejoin the team, but there is no timetable for his return. Savard suffered a concussion six weeks ago on a hit by Pittsburgh's Matt Cooke.

Sharks-Avalanche: Colorado coach Joe Sacco said wing Milan Hejduk is out for Game 5 tonight. Hejduk sustained an upper-body injury in Game 3 on Sunday and didn't play in Game 4 on Tuesday. The series is tied at two games apiece.

Bruins top Sabres in 2OT 04/21/10 [Last modified: Thursday, April 22, 2010 5:36pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Red state: Yes, Bill O'Reilly is a Bucs fan

    Blogs

    TAMPA -- The question was simple enough for Bucs fans: Why is former Fox News personality Bill O'Reilly wearing a red Bucs polo?

    O'Reilly was wearing the polo during a few video clips from his "No Spin News" podcast posted on his website Monday, which was exciting news for some Bucs fans and not-so-exciting …

    Former Fox News personality Bill O'Reilly was sporting a red Bucs polo during his "No Spin News" video podcast Monday. An assistant said the shirt was given to him by former Bucs tight end Dave Moore.
  2. For starters: Slumping LoMo, Dickerson not in Rays lineup tonight vs LHP

    Blogs

    1B Logan Morrison and LF Corey Dickerson, two of the main slumpers in the Rays lineup, are not in tonight's lineup with the Orioles throwing LHP Wade Miley.

    Logan Morrison is 0-for-12 on this homestand.
  3. Ex-Buc Booger McFarland becomes ABC college football analyst

    Blogs

    Former Bucs defensive lineman Booger McFarland is continuing his broadcasting rise by joining ABC's studio coverage for the upcoming college football season, ESPN announced Tuesday.

    Former Bucs lineman Booger McFarland (No. 92) will become an ABC studio analyst this college football season.
  4. Rank the top 10 Bucs players? Here's what fans said

    Blogs

    We mentioned this morning that is was a fun challenge, in response to Sports Illustrated's ranking of the NFL's top 400 players, to ask fans to rank their top 10 Bucs players.

    Bucs receiver Mike Evans celebrates with quarterback Jameis Winston during last year's Bucs win against the Seahawks. Evans and Winston finished 1-2 in an informal Twitter poll of fans ranking their top Bucs players.
  5. Brain study examined 111 former NFL players. Only one didn't have CTE.

    Storm

    Researchers studying the link between football and chronic traumatic encephalopathy found that 99 percent of the brains donated by families of former NFL players showed signs of the neurodegenerative disease, according to a new study published Tuesday.

    This combination of photos provided by Boston University shows sections from a normal brain, top, and from the brain of former University of Texas football player Greg Ploetz, bottom, in stage IV of chronic traumatic encephalopathy. According to a report released on Tuesday by the Journal of the American Medical Association, research on the brains of 202 former football players has confirmed what many feared in life -- evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, a devastating disease in nearly all the samples, from athletes in the NFL, college and even high school. [Dr. Ann McKee | BU via AP]