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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Two wins in a row?

Just when you've completely given up on the Boston Bruins, they reel you back in so you can sweat over whether they'll make the playoffs and get swept by the Capitals, Devils or Penguins.

Such is life but at least the B's (25-22-11) have woken up from their dirt nap. They won their second straight, 3-2 in a shootout last night in Buffalo against the Sabres, who have now lost five in a row after a great start to the season.

Fittingly Bruins forward Daniel Paille, a former Sabre, got Boston off to a 2-0 start in the first period with a pair of goals. His first was assisted by Marc Savard and Miroslav Satan while the second was a deflection off Zdeno Chara's shot and Derek Morris' pass started the sequence.

2-0 leads mean nothing to the Bruins as they are useless to protect them. Buffalo tied it up in the second period as Derek Roy scored a power-play goal and Tyler Myers scored with 1:25 left.

For better or worse, this is Tukkaa Rask's time and the young Fin had one of his best games of the season with 42 saves. The B's were outshot in every period but seemed to come alive with a power play in overtime. They didn't score (obviously) but they used that momentum to win the shootout (another foreign concept).

David Krejci finally did something this season as he scored the winning goal.

Boston swings through Florida for two games before the Olympic players head to Vancouver and everyone else goes home for the lengthy Olympic break. The Bruins play at the Lightning tomorrow night.

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