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Boston lost no time at all as its strong second line came through 1:21 into the video game. Off some tic-tac-toe death with linemates Taylor Hall and Krejci, Smith (13 objectives) came through.
Buffalo tied it with 7:25 left in the opening duration. Sheahan came out of the penalty box with his group still down a man, chose up the puck just past center ice then broke beat and complimentary Bruins netminder Jeremy Swayman (17 saves) for the shorthanded objective.
When Kuraly pounced on the puck and flipped it by Luukkonen, the Bruins went back ahead with 3:22 staying in the very first. Boston made it 3-1 after Bergeron put in the rebound of his own deflection at the 5:36 mark of the second.
Ritchie tipped in Matt Grzelycks rocket from simply outside the top of the circle to provide the Bruins a 4-1 benefit at the 3:18 mark of the third. Smiths second objective of the game came a bit more than two minutes later on before Ruotsalainen scored his fifth to give the Sabres some late life.
Smiths last rating began the power play with 5:55 staying in regulation. His previous hat technique was against the New York Islanders on Feb. 13, 2020.
Dustin Tokarski stopped 11 of 14 shots in relief of Luukkonen.
Boston outscored Buffalo 32-16 while going 7-1-0 on the season series.
— Field Level Media
Craig Smith recorded his second profession hat technique and David Krejci helped on all 3 objectives, as the surging Boston Bruins won their 3rd in a row, 6-2 over the checking out Buffalo Sabres on Saturday.
Smith opened the scoring, then completed the hat technique with 2 objectives in the third for Boston (30-14-6, 66 points), which owned a 43-19 shot benefit while winning for the ninth time in 11 video games.
Nick Ritchie had an objective with an assist while Sean Kuraly and Patrice Bergeron likewise scored for the Bruins, who are surrounding a playoff area in the East Division following their sixth consecutive home victory.
Riley Sheahan and rookie Arttu Ruotsalainen scored for Buffalo, and netminder Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen made 26 conserves in his fourth NHL start before he was helped off the ice with an evident lower-body injury at the end of the second duration. The Sabres (13-32-7, 33 points) have actually dropped 4 straight and six of seven.