What we saw last night …
1 Satan-tastic — Free-agent acquisition Miroslav Satan beat the Sabres with a golden goal 7:41 into the second overtime period last night, giving the Bruins a huge 3-1 lead in the first-round playoff series. The winner came on the power play after Buffalo was whistled for too many men on the ice. It was the third playoff game-winner of Satan’s career; the first two came in the 1990s when he was a member of the Sabres.
2 Super goalie — Tuukka Rask has been Superman for the Bruins this season — and he took that role to the next level last night at the Garden, literally leaping across the front of the net to bat away a Mike Grier bid that seemed ticketed for the back of the net with 11 minutes to go in the game. The stop kept the score tied at 2, and sent shockwaves through the Garden. It was so loud the banners in the rafters were swaying. Rask came up just as big in overtime, stopping a number of promising Sabres chances.
3 Comeback kids — The Bruins seemed to sleep-walk through the first two periods, trailing 2-0 heading into the final frame. But they came out with a torrid pace in a frantic, breathless first seven minutes of the third period, when David Krejci and Patrice Bergeron erased the gap with two goals in 4:33. They were aided by undisciplined play from the Sabres.