BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - David Krejci and Nathan Horton scored goals less than three minutes apart in the third period, and Anton Khudobin stopped 26 shots in leading the Boston Bruins to a 2-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday night.
"We had some great opportunities early on in the game," said Sabres forward Jason Pominville. "We weren't able to put them away. [Sunday night] is a perfect example of why we are where we are in the standings. They find ways to win those games, and we've been finding ways to lose them. We were the team to blink first, and it cost us the game."
Krejci broke open a scoreless game during a scramble in front with 7:06 remaining, and after Horton was stopped twice from in close by Buffalo goalie Ryan Miller.
"I tried to block the shot that was coming behind Krejci, but then I couldn't get a body position on him very good," said Sabres defenseman Andrej Sekera.
Krejci then returned the favor by setting up Horton for a tap-in in front with 4:16 left in helping Boston win for only the third time in eight games (3-4-1).
Khubodin earned the second shutout of his career, while the Bruins improved to 2-5 in their last seven road games.
The Bruins (22-8-4) closed to within a point of Northeast Division-leading Montreal in the standings.
In dropping to 0-2-2 in their past four, Buffalo (13-17-6) fell into 13th place in the Eastern Conference standings.
"I thought we played pretty good," said Sabres goalie Ryan Miller. "I thought we played the game we needed to play, we just didn't bury. Not for lack of trying, I thought the guys made some good plays, and we were right there. It was a battle."