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Sabres drop fifth straight with 3-1 loss to Bruins

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  • Kyle Evans 

The Buffalo Sabres dropped their fifth straight with a 3-1 loss to the Boston Bruins on Saturday night at KeyBank Center.

Buffalo went toe-to-toe with one of the best teams in the league but allowed three unanswered goals, including two late in the third period.

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Tage Thompson scored a highlight-reel goal while the Sabres were shorthanded in the first period. Buffalo had several grade-A scoring opportunities but could not get anything else past Boston’s backup goaltender Keith Kinkaid. Craig Anderson stopped 27-of-30 saves in the loss.

Buffalo went 0-for-3 on the power play and 2-for-3 on the penalty kill.

The Sabres will try to snap their skid and end their four-game homestand with a victory on Tuesday night when they welcome the Vancouver Canucks to town.