A rough first period put the Buffalo Sabres in an early hole they could not climb out of as they fell 5-2 to the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night at KeyBank Center, dropping to 7-8-1 on the season.
Boston scored the first five goals of the contest, with three in the first 15 minutes and two more in the second period, cruising to victory and moving to 12-1-2.
Victor Olofsson scored both of the Sabres goals, his first and second of the season. Dylan Cozens, Owen Power, JJ Peterka, and Casey Mittelstadt collected assists.
Devon Levi gave up the first five goals, stopping 13-of-18 shots. Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen took over late in the second period, turning aside all 14 shots he faced.
Tage Thompson left the game twice with lower and upper-body injuries. He did not return after leaving the second time, missing the entire third period.
The Sabres will begin a three-game road trip Friday in Winnipeg when they face the Jets at 8 p.m.