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Rask's 32 saves, 3 PP goals lift Bruins past Sabres 4-0

  • Boston Bruins, from left, David Pastrnak, Brad Marchand, Austin Czarnik, John-Michael Liles, and Matt Beleskey, celebrate the goal by Marchand during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres in Boston, Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Bruins, from left, David Pastrnak, Brad Marchand, Austin Czarnik, John-Michael Liles, and Matt Beleskey, celebrate the goal by Marchand during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres in Boston, Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)  (The Associated Press)

  • Boston Bruins' Adam McQuaid (54) and Torey Krug (47) battle Buffalo Sabres' William Carrier (48) and Nicholas Baptiste (73) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Bruins' Adam McQuaid (54) and Torey Krug (47) battle Buffalo Sabres' William Carrier (48) and Nicholas Baptiste (73) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)  (The Associated Press)

  • Boston Bruins' Colin Miller (6) defends against Buffalo Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons (28), of Latvia, during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Bruins' Colin Miller (6) defends against Buffalo Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons (28), of Latvia, during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)  (The Associated Press)

Tuukka Rask rebounded from his first loss with 32 saves for his second shutout, Brad Marchand and David Krejci scored power-play goals in the second period, and the Boston Bruins beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-0 on Monday night.

David Pastrnak had a power-play goal and Riley Nash scored for the Bruins, who won for the fourth time in five games. Rask recorded his 32nd career shutout after losing 5-2 against the New York Rangers on Saturday. He improved to 7-1 this season.

Robin Lehner made 38 saves for Buffalo, but he fell to 3-7-3 lifetime against Boston. It was just the Sabres' second loss in six games.

Following a scoreless opening period that lacked many quality scoring chances, the Bruins moved ahead on Marchand's goal 5:44 into the second. Matt Beleskey got the rebound from the edge of the crease and passed it to Marchand, who fired a wrister that hit off Lehner's mask and top of his stick before going into the net.

Skating with a two-man, power-play advantage midway into the period, Boston increased its lead when Krejci one-timed a shot from the top of the left circle that slipped inside the left post for his first goal of the season.

Zemgus Girgensons was in the penalty box after getting a double-minor for high-sticking Beleskey, and defenseman Jake McCabe joined him for tripping and added to the Sabres' trouble after getting a two-minute misconduct for banging the glass on his way into the box.

The Sabres had an excellent scoring bid after falling behind 1-0 and were still short-handed, but Rask robbed Brian Gionta on a clean breakaway by making a blocker save on a backhander.

Nash's shot from along the boards deflected in off defenseman Dmitry Kulikov's stick, making it 3-0 at 14:41. Kulikov banged his stick at the glass in frustration after the goal.

Pastrnak scored on a rebound after Lehner mishandled Austin Czarnik's shot from the point.

NOTES: Buffalo LW Tyler Ennis and Kulikov both missed the pre-game practice and were game-time decisions, but played. . Bruins RW Jimmy Hayes was a healthy scratch for the second straight game. . Former Boston University star and Hobey Baker award winner Jack Eichel hasn't played this season for the Sabres, missing his 12th game with a high ankle sprain. . The Bruins gave up two short-handed goals in their last game.

UP NEXT

Sabres: Host the Senators on Wednesday in a rematch from Saturday that Buffalo won 2-1 in Ottawa.

Bruins: At Montreal on Tuesday for the second meeting between the longtime rivals.