Bruins beat Sabres 3-2 in shootout in Corridor’s debut

Charlie Coyle and Jake DeBrusk scored in Boston’s solely two possibilities within the shootout and the Bruins, with newcomer Taylor Corridor, rebounded for a 3-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night time

BOSTON — Charlie Coyle and Jake DeBrusk scored in Boston’s two possibilities within the shootout and the Bruins, with newcomer Taylor Corridor, rebounded for a 3-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night time.

Craig Smith and David Krejci scored in regulation for Boston, which had misplaced its final two video games however improved to 4-2-1 in its final seven.

Jeremy Swayman made 21 saves for the Bruins and stopped Buffalo’s two shootout makes an attempt.

Colin Miller and Rasmus Dahlin every had a purpose in regulation for the Sabres, who had gained three of their final 4. Dustin Tokarski made 32 saves.

Forwards Corridor and Curtis Lazar made their debut with Boston towards their previous workforce, with Corridor beginning. They have been acquired from Buffalo on Monday for ahead Anders Bjork and a second-round decide in 2021.

Coyle scored between the pads, and DeBrusk went over Tokarski’s proper shoulder.

Dahlin’s shot from the purpose tied it with 8:07 left in regulation.

Dylan Cozens had a purpose overturned as a result of he batted it in with a excessive follow 41.9 seconds left in OT.

The Bruins have been coming off their most lopsided lack of the season of their final recreation — an 8-1 blowout towards Washington on Sunday.

Smith’s unassisted purpose gave Boston a 2-1 edge 5:29 into the second when he intercepted Miller’s tried clearing move and fired a wrister previous Tokarski. It was Smith’s ninth purpose in his final 13 video games.

Krejci’s purpose tied it 13:20 into the primary. He collected his personal rebound and despatched a rising backhander beneath the cross bar.

Tokarski saved it a one-goal recreation whereas Boston was piling up good possibilities within the second. He made a splendid cease along with his left pad on Coyle’s bid from the sting of the crease.

Swayman’s finest save got here late within the second when he lunged ahead to cease Cozens’ shot from in shut. Defenseman Jarred Tinordi then blocked Kyle Okposo’s rebound with Swayman out of place.

The Sabres didn’t attain double digits in pictures on purpose till 7:06 left within the second.

Miller scored on a slap shot from the purpose 1:52 into the sport.

WELCOME ABOARD

Boston coach Bruce Cassidy stated after the morning skate that the gamers have been energized by selecting up Corridor.

“I believe to get a man of Taylor’s magnitude, to have the additional layer of secondary scoring might be huge for our guys,” he stated. “Our guys are very receptive. … They’ll make him really feel proper at residence.”

TUUKKA TIME?

Cassidy stated “we’re hoping for Thursday” for high goalie Tuukka Rask, who has been sidelined since leaving a recreation on March 25 after one interval with an undisclosed upper-body damage.

He had missed the earlier six video games after grabbing close to his again in a recreation on March 7 earlier than returning for that one interval.

DON’T FORGET ME

Bjork picked up the secondary help on Miller’s purpose.

Defenseman Mike Reilly additionally performed his first recreation with Boston after being acquired from Ottawa on Sunday for a third-round decide in 2022.

Boston’s high defenseman, Charlie McAvoy, returned after lacking the earlier 4 video games with an upper-body damage.

WHAT’S NEXT

Sabres: On the Capitals on Thursday night time.

Bruins: Host the Islanders on Thursday within the first of consecutive nights at TD Backyard.

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