David Krejci scored twice and added an assist as the Bruins beat the Buffalo Sabres, 4-3, in Game 6 Monday night at TD Garden to win their opening-round series, 4-2. Mark Recchi had a goal and an assist and Milan Lucic had a pair of assists as the Bruins advance to the second round for the second straight season. 

 

According to WEEI's Michael Holley, Bruins center Marc Savard will not make his first appearance since March 7 when the B's host the Sabres in Game 6 of their series Monday night. Savard skated with the team Monday morning but did not address the media. He previously said he would have another neuro-psych test Monday afternoon to check on how he is recovering from his concussion. Bruins coach Claude Julien said only "No confirmation right now" when asked about Savard's availability following the moring skate.

 

The NHL announced on Saturday that the instigator penalty assessed to Bruins captain Zdeno Chara at the end of Game 5 against the Sabres on Friday has been rescinded. Chara was hit with a fighting, instigator and game misconduct penalties after reacting to being slashed by Paul Gaustad with less than a second left in the game, which Buffalo won 4-1.

The Sabres snatched momentum back from the Bruins with a Game 5 win Friday night in Buffalo. (AP)Raise your hand if you did not see this coming?



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The Sabres kept their quest for Lord Stanley's Cup alive in Game 5 against the Bruins at HSBC Arena in Buffalo with a commanding 4-1 victory on Friday night. Ryan Miller took his second win of the series with 34 saves while Tuukka Rask took his second career NHL playoff loss by allowing three goals on 33 shots.

 

Thanks to the postseason, Tuukka Rask is quickly becoming a Boston sports icon. (AP)Where does Tuukka Rask’s big time dive save in Game 4 against the Sabres on Wednesday rank among the pantheon of great plays in Boston playoff history?



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Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask joined the Dale & Holley show Thursday afternoon and talked about his heroics in Game 4 of the B's first-round series vs. the Sabres. Rask made a diving save on Mike Grier midway through the third period to keep the game tied at 2, stretching across the crease to stop Grier's one-timer. "I just gave it everything I had there on that shot and I think he kind of fanned on it and it ended up hitting my blocker," Rask said. "That's one of those saves [where] sometimes it hits you, sometimes it doesn't. That time I got lucky there."

Miroslav Satan celebrates his game-winning goal with Dennis Wideman Wednesday night at TD Garden. (AP)Playoff hockey is among of the greatest events in all of sports. What's better? Overtime playoff hockey.



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Johnny Boychuk (right) celebrates the Bruins' Game 4 victory over the Sabres Wednesday night with Daniel Paille (left) and Marco Sturm. (AP)When Bruins rookie defenseman Johnny Boychuk is on the ice, he just wants to go hit something.



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The Bruins took a dominating lead in their quarterfinal Stanley Cup playoff series against the Sabres with a 3-2 win at TD Garden on Wednesday night. Miroslav Satan scored the game-winner for Boston in double overtime. Tuukka Rask took the win for Boston while Ryan Miller got the loss after giving away a 2-0 lead in the third period. The Bruins now lead the series three games to one heading into Game 5 in Buffalo on Friday.