Key to the victory was Patrice Bergeron, who took a Mark Recchi feed and blasted it past Ryan Miller into the Sabres goal.
“[Recchi] always wants to win every battle,” Bergeron said of the winger who squared off against Tim Kennedy. “As soon as he got it, I tried to stay open in that slot for a quick shot.”
The shot turned into the game-deciding goal, and coach Claude Julien was pleased with his team’s effort.
“Our guys don’t panic. … All these guys are used to being in these situations [and] being able to handle the pressure is extremely important,” he said.
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