After dropping two consecutive games in a shootout, the Sabres posted a goose egg on Easter Sunday as Boston came into the First Niagara Center and left with a 2-0 victory.
David Krejci broke the scoreless game just past the midway point of the third period, which turned out to be the game-winning goal. Nathan Horton added some insurance a few minutes later, but the Bruins already had more than enough.
Backup goaltender Anton Khudobin stopped all 26 shots he faced, earning his first shutout of the season as he improves to 7-3.
With the start tonight, Ryan Miller played in his 491st game, tying Dominik Hasek for the franchise record.
“I guess I didn’t realize it was a milestone until they said it in the first period,” Miller said. “I never thought I’d get the opportunity. I’m just happy to make an NHL team and just trying to enjoy the ride as best I can. It’s been a dream come true.”
Miller stopped 29 of 31 shots, but didn’t get any scoring support.
“He gave us the type of game that you expect out of him,” said Jason Pominville. “We kind of wasted a game where he played well for us.”
The Bruins improve to 10-1 when tied after two periods. Buffalo had points in five straight home games coming into this one, but that streak was snapped with a regulation loss.
Despite the 2-0 shutout, Sabres head coach Ron Rolston said it was one of the best games since he took over for Lindy Ruff.
“That was one of our best team games since I’ve been here,” Rolston said. “Period. Hands down.”
The Bruins’ win evens up the season series at two games apiece, and they will meet one final time in a couple weeks.
“I think tonight is a perfect example of why we are where we are in the standings and why they are where they are,” Pominville said. “They find ways to win those games. We’ve been finding ways to lose them.”
The Sabres will next take on the Penguins on Tuesday. Pittsburgh is riding a 15 game winning streak and will try to extend that as they host Buffalo. Faceoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. and that game can be seen on NBC Sports Network.