Bruins get first win of season, shutout Sabres 4-0
On Thursday, the Bruins visited the Buffalo Sabres and had a much better outcome from Wednesday’s game vs the Capitals, as they shutout the Sabres 4-0.
Game recap video
In the first period, at 6:33, Bruins Zdeno Chara scored his 1st goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. At 15:34, Bruins Ryan Donato scored his 1st goal of the season, a power-play goal, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead.
In the second period, at 16:16, Bruins David Pastrnak scored his 1st goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 3-0 lead.
In the third period, at 19:48, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 1st goal of the season, a short-handed/empty-net goal, giving the Bruins a 4-0 lead.
Jaroslav Halak played in net for the Bruins and stopped all 32 shots he faced, earning his 1st shutout of the season. Halak is now 1-0 with a 1.29 GAA and a .960 save percentage this season.
The Bruins led the game in blocked shots 13-8. The Sabres led the game with a 57% faceoff percentage, in shots 32-26 and hits 25-13. The Bruins went 1-for-1 on the power-play while the Sabres went 0-for-2.
Brad Marchand finished the game with 4 assists. David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 6 shots. Noel Acciari, David Pastrnak and Brandon Carlo led the Bruins with 2 hits each. Sean Kuraly and Kevan Miller led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots each.
Chris Wagner, Steven Kampfer and Urho Vaakanainen were scratched for the Bruins.
Three stars of the game
1) Bruins goalie Jaroslav Halak
2) Bruins forward Brad Marchand
3) Bruins forward David Pastrnak
Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 1-1 with 2 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Monday, when they host the Ottawa Senators, at 1pm ET.