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Lucic Helps Bruins Beat Struggling Sabres 5-2

(AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

(AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Milan Lucic had two goals and an assist, and Torey Krug also scored twice to help the Boston Bruins beat the reeling Buffalo Sabres 5-2 on Wednesday night.

Dougie Hamilton also scored for Boston. The Bruins are 6-2 overall and have won their first four road games for the first time since 2010.

Nikita Zadorov and Cody Hodgson scored for Buffalo. At 1-9-1, the Sabres are off to their worst start in franchise history. They are winless in their first seven home games.

Chad Johnson made 14 saves for Boston, and Ryan Miller stopped 29 shots for Buffalo.

Boston left wing Loui Eriksson had to be helped from the ice after a late hit from Sabres enforcer John Scott in the third period. Scott then fought Adam McQuaid and was given a match penalty.