Bruins vs. Sabres highlights: B's overcome multiple deficits, earn 3-2 win

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Bruins extend Sabres' historic losing streak with 3-2 comeback win originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

The Boston Bruins overcame two deficits Saturday afternoon to earn a 3-2 comeback victory over the last-place Buffalo Sabres at TD Garden.

The result extends the Sabres' losing streak to 17 games (0-15-2), which is tied with the 1975 Washington Capitals and the 1993 San Jose Sharks for the second-longest in NHL history.

The Bruins were playing without leading scorer and top-line left winger Brad Marchand, who was placed on the league's COVID-19 protocols list earlier in the day. Boston's secondary scoring stepped up with goals from middle-six forwards Craig Smith and Nick Ritchie, as well as defenseman Matt Grzelcyk.

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Bruins goalie Dan Vladar made his second career NHL start and picked up another victory. He made 25 saves on 27 shots. 

The B's are 2-0-0 against the Sabres this season and still have six more games against Buffalo remaining on the schedule.

FINAL SCORE: Bruins 3, Sabres 2

BOX SCORE

BRUINS RECORD: 17-8-5

HIGHLIGHTS

Bruins goalie Dan Vladar misplayed the puck behind his net and Sam Reinhart made him pay to open the scoring in the first period.

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Matt Grzelcyk tied the score 1-1 at 11:41 in the second period when his shot from the point made its way past Sabres goalie Linus Ullmark.

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The Sabres regained the lead just a couple minutes later when Kyle Okposo capitalized on a rebound.

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Nick Ritchie pounced on a loose puck in front of the net early in the third period to even the score at two goals apiece. 

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Craig Smith's fourth goal of the season proved to be the game-winner for Boston late in the third period.

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