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BUFFALO, N.Y. -- David Krejci scored with 7:06 remaining, and Nathan Horton added some insurance with 4:16 left to lead the Boston Bruins to a 2-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday night at the First Niagara Center.

After 52-plus minutes of scoreless play, Krejci broke the deadlock on a rebound in front of the Buffalo net. Horton skated hard toward the net and, after his backhand shot was stopped by Buffalo goalie Ryan Miller, Krejci put the loose puck into the open net to finally get the Bruins on the board.

Krejci also set up Horton's goal three minutes later. The forward raced up the left side of the ice and found Horton camped in front of the Buffalo net for an easy tap-in -- his 11th goal of the season.

Bruins goalie Anton Khudobin picked up his second career shutout, making 26 saves. Boston improved to 22-8-4.

The Sabres (13-17-6) had several chances in the Boston end but were unable to get any pucks past Khudobin. Buffalo's struggles on the power play continued against the Bruins, with the Sabres going 0-for-4 with the extra man. Heading into the game, the Sabres were 27th in the league at just 13.5 percent on the power play.

Miller had 29 saves for Buffalo.

NOTES: Buffalo's Steve Ott left the game briefly in the first period after getting checked into the boards by Zdeno Chara. He returned a short time later. ... Sabres forward Thomas Vanek missed his third straight game with an upper-body injury. Vanek is Buffalo's leading scorer with 33 points in 29 games. ... Ville Leino sat out after suffering an upper-body injury late in Saturday's loss to Washington. Leino is day-to-day. ... Aaron Johnson and Lane MacDermid were scratched by the Bruins. ... Sabres goalie Ryan Miller tied a franchise record for most games played by a Buffalo goaltender by making his 491st start. Miller's next start will place him ahead of former Sabres great Dominik Hasek. ... This was the fourth of five meetings between the Sabres and Bruins this season and the 267th game all-time between the two clubs. Buffalo leads the series 116-111-40.
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