It wasn’t essentially the most encouraging night time for the Boston Bruins towards the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday, however they nonetheless have been capable of finish it with a victory.
The lowly Sabres compelled time beyond regulation after which a shootout vs. the B’s at TD Backyard. Happily for Boston, Jake DeBrusk and Charlie Coyle notched shootout objectives and Jeremy Swayman stopped two Buffalo pictures to seal the 3-2 win.
All eyes have been on Taylor Corridor, Curtis Lazar, and Mike Reilly as they made their Bruins debuts. Corridor and Lazar confronted off towards their former staff after the Bruins acquired them for Anders Bjork and a second-round draft pick. As for Reilly, he was despatched to Boston from Ottawa in exchange for a third-rounder.
Here is how all three Bruins newcomers fared of their debuts.
Corridor’s first aim as a Bruin must wait, however the 29-year-old winger nonetheless made a constructive affect for Boston in Tuesday night time’s win.
Early within the second interval, Corridor appeared to notch an help on a go-ahead aim from Craig Smith. It formally was dominated as unassisted, however that does not take away from Corridor being a difference-maker on the play.
Corridor additionally got here near netting the time beyond regulation game-winner, however Sabres goaltender Dustin Tokarski denied him of his first huge Bruins second.
Altogether, it was an encouraging debut for the 2010 No. 1 draft choose. He completed with three pictures on aim in 16:43 of ice time.
The Bruins’ fourth line was buzzing with Lazar within the combine for the primary time. Whereas he and his linemates did not tally any factors on the night time, Lazar clearly offered loads of vitality. That itself is an enchancment.
“I am not making an attempt to reinvent the wheel by any means,” Lazar advised NESN’s Sophia Jurksztowicz after the sport. “I am simply taking part in my recreation. I believe you guys see it is fairly easy, however it may be efficient. Enjoying with [Sean Kuraly] and [Chris Wagner] was loads of enjoyable. …
“It has been a whirlwind the entire week, little doubt, however acquired a pleasant nap in immediately. In all probability the most effective sleep I’ve had in a bit bit. However as quickly because the puck dropped tonight, I felt proper at residence.”
Lazar completed with a shot on aim in 12:58.
Reilly logged 22:17 of ice time Tuesday night time and whereas he did not have any factors to indicate for it, he did present the flexibility to make a distinction as a puck-moving defenseman. He ended up with 5 pictures on aim within the win.
Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy preferred what he noticed from all three additions.
“First impressions have been good. Three guys that helped us win a hockey recreation,” he stated after the victory.
On the opposite facet was Anders Bjork, who was the one participant within the blockbuster Corridor deal to get into the point column. Sadly for the ex-B’s prospect, it wasn’t sufficient to take down his former staff.
Subsequent up for Boston is a matchup with the New York Islanders on Thursday night time.
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