BUFFALO -- After an unexpected day off, the Boston Bruins picked up right where they left off Sunday night.
The Bruins' winning ways continued Sunday with a 3-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres at the First Niagara Center. Boston's scheduled Saturday home game against the Tampa Bay Lightning was postponed due to a blizzard in the Northeast.
Patrice Bergeron scored the winning goal with 12:08 remaining Sunday. Brad Marchand and Milan Lucic also scored for Boston (8-1-1). Goalie Anton Khudobin made 25 saves.
Bergeron's game-winner came on Boston's fifth power play of the game. He scored on a wrist shot from inside the left circle on assists from Chris Bourque and Rich Peverley.
Ryan Miller stole a win for the Sabres on Saturday night against the New York Islanders, and he kept Buffalo close against the Bruins. The Sabres goalie was sensational in defeat, finishing with 36 saves. Tyler Ennis scored the lone goal for the Buffalo (5-7-1).
Boston got on the board 7:10 into the second period on Marchand's wrist shot from inside the left circle. Nathan Horton acted as a screen in front of the goalie on the play.
Ennis tied the game at 1-1 with 1:59 remaining in the second period on a pretty pass from Drew Stafford. Stafford, stationed along the right boards, rifled a pass to Ennis, who was all alone in front of the net. Ennis deked to his forehand and put the puck in the open net with Khudobin down and out.
Lucic's empty-net goal with 49 seconds to play sealed the outcome.
The Bruins were in control for much of the game, even though the score was tight. Boston outshot Buffalo 39-26.
Boston successfully killed off all three Buffalo power plays, while the Bruins converted only on their fifth and final try with the man-advantage. Mike Weber was serving a penalty for delay of game when Bergeron broke the third-period tie.
NOTES: Sabres defenseman Robyn Regehr returned to the lineup after missing seven games with a lower-body injury. ... Tyler Myers, T.J. Brennan and first-round pick Mikhail Grigorenko were scratched for the Sabres. It was Grigorenko's first time as a healthy scratch. ... Aaron Johnson, Lane MacDermid and Jamie Tardif were scratched for the Bruins. ... This was the second of five meetings between the two teams this season. Buffalo won the first meeting 7-4 on Jan. 31 in Boston. ... The Sabres lead the teams' all-time series 115-110-40.