Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen made 36 saves in his NHL debut, and the Buffalo Sabres ended the Boston Bruins’ six-game winning streak with a 6-4 victory at KeyBank Center on Friday.
Sam Reinhart scored a hat trick, Rasmus Dahlin had a goal and an assist, and Mattias Samuelsson had two assists for the Sabres (13-28-7), who avoided a three-video game sweep.
Buffalo ended a 10-game losing streak against Boston, winning for the first time since Dec. 16, 2018.
Steven Kampfer had an objective and two assists for the Bruins (27-13-6), who scored three goals in the third period to pull within one. Tuukka Rask allowed four goals on 28 shots before being replaced by Jaroslav Halak early in the 3rd period. Halak allowed one goal on five shots.
The Bruins are fourth in the eight-team MassMutual East Division, six points ahead of the New York Rangers, who defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 on Friday. The Custom NFL Jersey Number Letter Bruins have two games in hand on the Rangers. The top Pittsburgh Penguins customized t shirt print four teams qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Kampfer gave the Bruins a 1-0 lead when he scored from the high slot off pass from Taylor Hall off the rush at 2:15 of the first period. It was the Bruins’ first shot on goal.
Reinhart tied it 1-1 on the power play on a one-timer from the left circle at 15:40.
Dahlin’s shot from the high slot through a crowd in front of Rask gave the Sabres a 2-1 business lead at 6:54 of the second period. Casey Mittelstadt scored from the bottom of the right circle to extend it to 3-1 at 14:17.
Arttu Ruotsalainen made it 4-1 from the high slot at 1:14 of the third period, and Rask was pulled.
Reinhart beat Halak to a loose puck on the energy play to push it to 5-1 at 4:30.
Nick Ritchie poked in a rebound from to make it 5-2 in 12:06, and Kevan Miller cut into the slot to narrow it to 5-3 at 15:25.
With an extra attacker, Hall brought the Bruins to within 5-4 at 17:12 when his shot from the proper circle went in off the stick of Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen in front.
Reinhart covid-19 iron on sports logo scored into an empty net with 42 seconds remaining for the 6-4 final.
Bruins center Patrice Bergeron was a late scratch with a lower-body injury.