'Buffalo GM Darcy Regier also was in La Quinta, where he was fielding offers for holdout center Michael Peca, potentially a perfect fit in Boston. But Peca would land here only if the Bruins pick him up in a three-way swap. The Sabres wouldn't deal him to a divisional rival.'
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'Keenan said his team must play it close to the vest to have a chance of winning, and last night the Bruins sandwiched solid first and third periods around a complete dud of a second when they fell behind, 2-0, and were outshot, 21-3.'
'While his stick foul in last night's 3-1 loss to the Sabres clearly wasn't in the intent-to-injure category, Thornton was caught once again with his stick up, as he struck defenseman Jason Woolley in the face late in the second period. Thornton was assessed a four-minute double-minor on the play.'
'With snow blanketing the East Coast and air travel out of the question, the B's were forced to ride the rails for nearly six hours in order to make last night's game against Buffalo at the FleetCenter.'
'[Dave Andreycuk:] "Things have worked out well for me (in Buffalo). It's a good situation. I had some offers to go elsewhere, but I chose to come back home. It was a good move for my family and that was more important than anything else."'
'So it was for the Boston Bruins, who outshot the Buffalo Sabres, 11-4, in the first period, then were outshot 21-3 in the second on their way to a disappointing 3-1 loss before an announced FleetCenter crowd of 14,889. The turnstile turnout, held down by the sloppy weather, was put at 8,100.'
'Forced by a blizzard to take an early morning train from Philadelphia, the Bruins checked into a hotel for a Tuesday afternoon nap and then headed to the FleetCenter, where they ended their five-game home winning streak with a 3-1 loss to the Buffalo Sabres.'
'Hasek had lost his previous two starts and stopped just 13 shots in Sunday's 4-1 defeat at Dallas. But he carried a shutout deep into the third period and made 20 saves as Buffalo completed a 3-2 road trip that included four games against first-place teams.'