Boston Bruins defeat Buffalo Sabres, 2-1

Tim Kennedy, who doesn’t turn 24 until the end of the month, should have fresher legs than 42-year-old Mark Recchi.

But in last night’s third period, when the two were racing for a puck in the Buffalo zone, it was Kennedy who found himself on the ice, deposited there by the older but hungrier Recchi.

With Kennedy on his tail, the ageless Recchi scooped up the puck, gave it to Patrice Bergeron, and celebrated when his center beat Ryan Miller at 12:57 of the third for the...

For a second, maybe a fraction less, it looked as if Mark Recchi and Tim Kennedy would battle for the puck that Patrice Bergeron sent skittering down the right wing. Recchi and Kennedy were in chase, headed to the rear wall in Boston’s offensive end, the final minutes of the third period ticking down as the Bruins pressed to break a 1-1 tie.

One-on-one. Recchi vs. Kennedy. Had Kennedy taken possession, he probably would have steered it to the far corner, perhaps icing i...

BOSTON—Patrice Bergeron scored the go-ahead goal with just over 6 minutes left to give the Boston Bruins a 2-1 win on Monday night and a 2-1 lead over the Buffalo Sabres in their Eastern Conference playoff series.

Mark Recchi bumped Tim Kennedy off the puck in the right corner behind the Buffalo net and fed it to Bergeron, whose quick shot from the right circle beat Ryan Miller.

The sixth-seeded Bruins are home again for Game 4 on Wednesday night.

Mike Grier had g...