A pair of shorthanded goals, an even-strength goal from Blake Wheeler  and another shutout period from Tim Tomas has the Bruins leading the struggling Sabres, 3-0 after one period in Buffalo.
Brad Marchand  got the party started with Michael Ryder  in the box, hopping onto the ice on the penalty and racing to Jhonas Enroth’s net for a breakaway tally at 3:32, the first goal of his NHL  career.
Later in the period, Marchand and Gregory Campbell  piled on more shorthanded pressure with Dennis Seidenberg  in the bin for holding, and the play resulted in Patrice Bergeron’s second goal of the season. Wheeler later added an even strength tally, his first of the season, thanks to a nice pass from behind the net from new linemate Michael Ryder.
Tim Thomas  saved all nine shots the Sabres had on him.