Sunday night’s matchup between the Bruins and Sabres was an exercise in determination.
The Bruins felt like they dominated play through the first 40 minutes, head coach Claude Julien said, but they were unable to solve Sabres goalie Ryan Miller and break a 1-1 tie. The B’s did not let up, though, and Patrice Bergeron finally snuck a one-timer past Miller with under nine minutes remaining to give Boston its third straight win.
“It’s just about sticking with it,” the coach said. “You feel like you’ve dominated the first two periods and it’s still a 1-1 hockey game, you make one mistake and it’s in your net. So it’s about making sure you take the positive out of it. For us, it was trying to find a way to score a goal. That was a nice power-play goal by Bergy, using their defenseman as a screen. It was, again, a good goal for us and for all the right reasons.”
See more from the coach, as well as Jack Edwards‘ and Andy Brickley‘s takes on the win, in the video above.