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Buffalo Sabres 3, Boston Bruins 2 FINAL

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BOSTON (AP) _ Martin Biron gave Miroslav Satan and the rest of the Buffalo Sabres a chance to end their road winless streak.

Satan scored two late goals, and Biron made 23 saves to help Buffalo snap a six-game road winless streak with a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night,

``They had a very good start to third and held us without a shot for 13 minutes,'' Satan said. ``But Biron kept us in the game and we need to focus on a game like tonight so we can be more successful on the road.''

Buffalo ended a three-game losing streak and won for only the second time in its last six games. The Sabres also ended Boston's six-game home unbeaten streak.

``This game is a sign that we feel more confident,'' Biron said. ``We didn't quit and after they tied it. We weren't going to let the game get away from us.''

Satan gave Buffalo a 2-1 lead with 6:20 left, beating goalie Andrew Raycroft with a wrister from the slot on the Sabres' first shot on goal in the period. Satan added an empty-net goal, his 17th goal of the season, with 1:10 to go to make it 3-1.

Mike Knuble completed the scoring, beating Biron with 5.5 seconds left. Knuble has 14 goals this season.

``They did the same thing to us that we did to them in Buffalo the other night,'' Knuble said. ``We had a pretty emotional series with the Rangers and I wouldn't say we had a letdown, but we weren't playing our best.''

The Bruins beat Buffalo 1-0 last Thursday and swept a home-and-home series with the Rangers their previous two games.

Boston's Glen Murray tied it at 1 at the 8:11 mark of the third with a soft shot through goalie Biron's pads.

``We were flat the whole game,'' Murray said. ``They are a desperate team, no question. A team that needs points badly.''

Rory Fitzpatrick gave Buffalo a 1-0 lead when his slap shot from the blue line beat Raycroft at 11:35 of the first period.

Raycroft kept the Bruins in the game when he foiled a pair of great opportunities for Buffalo through the first two periods. He robbed Milan Bartovic on a breakaway midway through the first period, and made a pad save on Derek Roy in the second.

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