(AP) — Patrice Bergeron scored the go-ahead goal on a third-period power play in leading the hot-starting Boston Bruins to a 3-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday night.
Brad Marchand and Milan Lucic, into an empty net, also scored. Backup goalie Anton Khudobin made 25 saves in only his second start of the season.
The Bruins (8-1-1) are off to the team’s best start to a season by earning 17 points in their first 10 games. The team’s previous best was 16 points through 10 games, set four times, the last in 1978-79, when they opened 7-1-2.
Boston beat the only team that’s defeated them this season, after the Sabres won 7-4 at Boston on Jan. 31. And the Bruins continued their roll following an extended break.