Ullmark, Bruins send Sabres to first loss


BUFFALOLinus Ullmark made 35 saves and the Boston Bruins ended the Buffalo Sabres’ season-opening winning streak at three with a 4 -1 victory at KeyBank Center on Friday.

Ullmark played his first six NHL seasons with the Sabres before signing with the Bruins as a free agent on July 28.

Charlie Coyle had a goal and two assists and Brad Marchand had two assists for Boston (2-1-0).

Victor Olofsson scored, and Craig Anderson made 22 saves for the Sabres (3-1-0).

David Pastrnak gave the Bruins a 1-0 lead at 3:49 of the first period. Marchand won a battle behind the net against Sabres defenseman Rasmus Dahlin and sent a pass to an open Pastrnak at the inner hashmarks for his first of the season.

Tomas Nosek took a pass from Coyle for a tap-in at the side of the net to make it 2-0 at 15:50.

Coyle extended it to 3-0 with a power-play goal at 5:17 of the second period, connecting from the bottom of the left circle off a pass from Marchand. It was the first power-play goal the Sabres have allowed this season.

Olofsson scored from the right circle to cut it to 3-1 at 14:35 of the third period.

Taylor Hall scored into an empty net at 18:12 for the 4-1 final.

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