Boston Bruins defeat Buffalo Sabres, 3-2

There were times, acknowledged Mark Recchi, that given the enormity of last night’s stage — double overtime, an opportunity to take a 3-1 series lead, Ryan Miller and Tuukka Rask making save after fabulous save at a pulsing TD Garden — he tried to process and comprehend how magical the evening really was.

“There are special nights,’’ Recchi said. “The playoffs are so much fun. So much fun being a part of and being on the bench. The emotions that go through a game. The u...

On a night when it appeared Ryan Miller wouldn’t give an inch, Miroslav Satan found enough room in the Sabres net to move in a family of three — dog, toaster oven, and backyard swing set included — in the split second or two before he fired home his winning goal.

Tight game. Loose net. Miller stuck somewhere between the moon and New York City. For the Bruins, it added up to a 3-2 victory in double overtime and a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.

“I think I had so...

Nothing was going to rattle Tuukka Rask. The Bruins’ precocious goaltender was not about to let a pair of early goals to Tim Kennedy at 2:12 of the first period and Steve Montador at 6:59 of the second to get to him. Asked about spotting the Sabres a 2-0 lead — for the second time in this series — Rask simply shrugged.

“I thought I didn’t have any shot at those goals,’’ he said. “No matter if I did or not, I just kept focusing on the next shot and tried not to give up t...