It didn’t take long for the Buffalo Sabres to do more than they did on Nov. 12.
Paul Gaustad dropped the mitts with Milan Lucic off the faceoff on Lucic’s first shift on Wednesday night in Buffalo. There was, of course, a lot of talk coming into the game about whether the Sabres would seek revenge for Lucic’s hit on goaltender Ryan Miller in the teams’ last meeting at TD Garden.
Gaustad, standing at 6-foot-5, hopped onto the ice as soon as Lucic came off the Bruins bench. Lucic seemed to get the better of Gaustad, but this could just be the beginning of a physical night in Buffalo.