Auld Stops 44 as Bs Best Sabres

New goalie earns second straight win for Boston
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 10, 2007 10:07 PM CST
Boston Bruins goalie Alex Auld celebrates the win with Bruins' Glen Murray (27) and Aaron Ward (44) after the NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, N.Y., Monday, Dec. 10,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Boston’s newly-acquired goaltender Alex Auld was spectacular tonight, stopping 44 shots and leading the Bruins to a 4-1 victory over the Sabres. It was his second consecutive win for Boston since being acquired last week to fill in for an injured Tim Thomas. Marc Savard had a goal and an assists for the Bruins, according to the AP.

The Bruins were outshot 45 to 21 but made the most of their opportunities, scoring three goals on their first five shots of the game. The win gives Boston three in their last five contests and elevates them to the second highest point total in the Eastern Conference. Jaroslav Spacek netted Buffalo’s lone goal. The Sabres lost for the fourth time in six games.