Bruins defeat Sabres for sixth straight win

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BUFFALO — Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak each had a goal and an assist to help the Boston Bruins extended their winning streak to six games with a 5-1 victory against the Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Center on Thursday.

David Krejci and Matt Grzelcyk each scored two points, and Taylor Hall had a goal for Boston (27-12-6). Jeremy Swayman made 29 saves.

Arttu Ruotsalainen scored, and Dustin Tokarski made 33 saves for Buffalo (12-28-7), which lost 2-0 to Boston here Tuesday. The two teams play here again Friday.

Marchand put the Bruins ahead 1-0 at 12:36 of the first period. Mike Reilly‘s point shot hit Sabres defenseman Jacob Bryson in front and bounced to an uncovered Marchand at the side of the net.

Ruotsalainen tied it 1-1 at 5:27 of the second period on a one-timer from the slot off a pass from Anders Bjork.

Matt Grzelcyk made it 2-1 with a point shot that beat Tokarski glove side at 12:50 of the second.

Pastrnak extended to 3-1 when he cut around Sabres defenseman Rasmus Dahlin and into the slot at 4:55 of the third period.

Nick Ritchie scored from the left circle at 6:01 to push it to 4-1. 

Krejci scored on the rebound of his own shot in front of the net at 18:02 for the 5-1 final.

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