Miroslav Satan lifts Bruins over Sabres 3-2 in Double OT to take Game 4

Bruins winger Miroslav Satan was able to find the back of the net 7:41 into the second overtime session to give his current team a 3-2 win over his former team and extend the series lead to 3-1. The Bruins got third period goals from David Krejci and Patrice Bergeron to erase Buffalo's 2-0 third period lead and force overtime.

For the fourth straight game, the Sabres jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the game's opening minutes. Tim Kennedy spotted the Sabres the early lead 2:12 into the game when he hammered in a rebound from the slot off a failed wrap-around attempt by Tyler Ennis.

Buffalo extended their lead to 2-0 6:59 into the middle period when former Bruin Steve Montador's slap shot from the right point found its way through traffic and into the back of the net.

The Bruins finally got on the board at 2:07 of the third period with a power play goal by David Krejci. Krejci put home a rebound from a shot from the high slot by Matt Hunwick with Patrice Bergeron doing a great job of screening Ryan Miller on the play.

Patrice Bergeron knotted it up at 2-2  at 6:40 of the third period with a turn-around shot from the left circle after Johnny Boychuk pinched in along the boards to keep the puck in the zone and cycled it down to Daniel Paille deep in the zone.

An ill-timed "too many men on the ice" penalty by the Sabres at 5:50 of the second overtime put the Bruins on the power play and Miroslav Satan made the Sabres pay for their mistake. Satan got the puck in the slot on a pass from the right wing by Michael Ryder. Satan gave a little shot fake on the forehand and beat Ryan Miller with a backhander at 7:41 of the second overtime to send the Garden crowd home happy and give the B's a 3-1 series lead over the Sabres.

Notes:

 

- Tuukka Rask picked up his first career playoff assist on Satan's game-winner.

- Tuukka Rask made 35 saves, while Ryan Miller stopped 36 pucks.

- The Bruins out-hit the Sabres 49-46. Blake Wheeler was the only Bruin not to record a hit. Vladimir Sobotka lead the hit parade with 8 hits.

- Thomas Vanek (foot) sat out once again for the Sabres.

- Milan Lucic and Craig Rivet dropped the gloves in the second period:

 

- Steve Montador turned in a great game for the Sabres. Monty logged 35:12 of ice time, scored a goal, and blocked 8 shots.

- The Bruins will try to wrap up the series on Friday when the travel to Buffalo for Game 5.

- For more on tonight's game, check SB Nation's Buffalo Sabres blog Die By The Blade

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