It wasn’t the most encouraging night for the Boston Bruins against Buffalo Sabers on Tuesday. But they can still end in victory.
The humble saber forced overtime and then fired against B at TD Garden.Luckily for Boston, Jake DeBrusk and Charlie Coyle scored and Jeremy Swayman stopped Buffalo’s two shots to seal a 3-2 victory.
Highlights The Bruins beat Saber with a 3-2 shot.
All eyes were on Taylor Hall, Curtis Lazar and Mike Reilly as they made their debut, Bruins Hall and Lazar faced their former team after Bruins bought them for Anders Bjork and a second qualifier for Reilly him. Was sent to Boston from Ottawa in exchange for the third round.
This is how the three Bruins̵7; newcomers fared in their debut.
Hall’s first goal as Bruin will have to wait but the 29-year-old winger continues to make a positive impact for Boston in Tuesday night’s win.
During the second period, Hall appeared to be assisted by Craig Smith, it was officially ruled as unsaved. But that doesn’t take away from Hall as a play difference maker.
Hall also approached the net, who won the game overtime. But Sabers goalkeeper Dustin Tokarski rejected him during the big Bruins’ moment.
Overall, it was a welcome debut for the 2010 No. 1 draft pick. He scored three goals in the ice at 4:43 PM.
The Bruins’ fourth line was buzzing with Lazar in the mix for the first time. While he and his lineman didn’t count any points tonight, Lazar clearly gave off a lot of energy. That is an improvement
“I’m not trying to rebuild the reels in any way,” Lazar told NESN’s Sophia Jurksztowicz after the game. “I’m just playing my game, I think you guys find it pretty simple. But it’s effective to play with [Sean Kuraly] and [Chris Wagner] So much fun …
“It’s been a whirlwind all week, no doubt. But today, getting a good night’s sleep is probably the best sleep I have ever slept in. But as soon as the naughty boy tonight, I felt at home. “
Lazar scored a goal at 12:58.
Reilly recorded a 22:17 ice time on Tuesday night, and while he has no points to perform, he has shown his talent to make a difference as a puck defense. He ended up scoring five goals in the win.
Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy liked what he saw from the three additions.
“The first impression was good, the three that helped us win the hockey game,” he said after the victory.
On the other hand is Anders Bjork, the only player in the Blockbuster Hall deal to go into the point column. Unfortunately for the former B’s expectations, it was not enough to overthrow his former team.
Up next for Boston is a Thursday night matchup with New York Islanders.