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Sabres’ other trade target Moulson comes up big in OT win

Feb 26, 2014, 10:30 PM EDT

Ryan Miller got the night off, but the Buffalo Sabres still showed off one of the top targets of the trade deadline on Wednesday. Matt Moulson scored a goal with less than a minute left in the third period, eventually opening the door for a 5-4 OT win against the Boston Bruins.

That tally opened the door for Matt D’Agostini‘s overtime-winner, which happened to come as he accomplished the rare feat of getting the better of Zdeno Chara:

Moulson, 30, is playing like a man who’s hoping to land with a contender and grab a lucrative next contract as a pending free agent. He notched three assists in the final two games before the Olympic break and had an assist on Tuesday to go along with tonight’s big goal.

While his overall numbers in Buffalo (25 points in 41 games since being traded) aren’t out-of-this-world, he has two more games to make an impression on potential suitors. It’s a stretch to say that these are big games for Buffalo in the sense of this season, but big results from Moulson and Miller could inspire bigger dividends for the players and their team.

  1. greej1938l - Feb 26, 2014 at 10:34 PM

    Re read that first paragraph James! Good article otherwise! (Bruins)

    • James O'Brien - Feb 26, 2014 at 10:37 PM

      Fixed, thanks!

  2. greej1938l - Feb 26, 2014 at 10:43 PM

    No prob! I don’t know what’s more impressive. Sabres winning two straight or beating the bruins without Miller

    • sabatimus - Feb 26, 2014 at 11:08 PM

      The better team lost.

      • hockey412 - Feb 27, 2014 at 8:14 AM

        (sniff….)

      • thomasvanek - Feb 27, 2014 at 10:12 AM

        lol Being a Sabres fan I now appoint you captain obvious. Suck it up. I try so hard not to hate fanbases, but when I see every single bruins fan being cocky before the game and cry after the loss it is hard not to think of all of you guys as morons.

    • timmyp716 - Feb 26, 2014 at 11:44 PM

      Both

      • timmyp716 - Feb 26, 2014 at 11:45 PM

        ment for that to be up one…..and yes both are equally impressive

  3. terrier92 - Feb 27, 2014 at 5:31 AM

    Lots of Bruins fans in Buffalo. Must have come down from Ontario Can’t imagine lots of Bruins love in Western NY

  4. bosbruin - Feb 27, 2014 at 9:16 AM

    If the Bruins want to be considered legitimate Cup contenders they need to stop losing to far inferior teams like Buffalo.

    • hockey412 - Feb 27, 2014 at 9:26 AM

      Technically speaking, if a team beats them, they aren’t ‘far inferior’. Judging from the comments and all the thumbs down on the most innocent of comments above, Boston fans need to stop being babies and say “good game Buffalo” bwahahahahahahaha

      • therooneyskilledwebster - Feb 27, 2014 at 9:42 AM

        Like the Pitt fans did after last years ECF ?

      • hockey412 - Feb 27, 2014 at 10:40 AM

        Good game, last year, Bruins! Better?

        Seriously man, 5 thumbs down on a comment that says ‘nice article’…4 thumbs down on a response to that, that just says, ‘fixed, thanks!’….wow that’s some horrible juju right there.

        Entertaining, though.

  5. earpaniac - Feb 27, 2014 at 2:29 PM

    Moulson has really impressed me. I wasn’t sure if his previous success was all do to Tavares. It wasn’t. To put up the numbers he has in that mess in Buffalo has only improved his stock.

  6. savoirlaire - Feb 27, 2014 at 3:51 PM

    Course, it helps when the ref completely blows the call like they did on the Marchand penalty, and then Myers, who should have been off in the box, scores on the pp. Really crappy ref’ing there, but Bruins still should not have let this game go to OT. Johnson is really a pretty lame fill-in for Rask, he should have kept two of those goals out…

    • buffalotears - Feb 27, 2014 at 4:14 PM

      Coming from a Sabres fan, the refs did blow that call. But with all the crap Marchand has talked about the city of Buffalo, watching Myers punch Marchand in the face was somewhat cathartic.

      • savoirlaire - Feb 27, 2014 at 4:34 PM

        Not much of a punch, really, so probably not much catharsis…Marchand, being so beady, is hard to get a bead on!

    • mc321984 - Feb 27, 2014 at 6:38 PM

      so the Scott triping call was a good one? refs were bad both ways

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