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Morning Skate: Friday, January 27

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Morning Skate: Friday, January 27

The top 10 rental defenseman available at the deadline for NHL buyers with the trade deadline coming up. Tim Gleason will be the guy for the Bs if they make a big deal at the deadline.

Brian Burke spoke to a group about a number of topics, and admits that sometimes he needs to be ruthless in his position something he compared to Steve Jobs from his biography.

Canada is a juggernaut in its home country, but hasnt exactly cornered the market in winning NHL hockey teams this season.

The Boston Herald speaks with former Bruins defenseman Aaron Ward about his reactions to the Tim ThomasWhite House flap, and the current TV analyst confirms that Thomas was never a problem with his teammates.

The NHL All-Star draft reminds Chicago how much they miss Brian Campbell now that hes in Florida.

A few thoughts from Bruce Garrioch about the upcoming NHL trade deadline, including the incredibly high price that Carolina is asking for defenseman Tim Gleason.

The Globe and Mails James Mirtle with a good piece on the win-loss records NHL teams must put together after the All-Star break to qualify for the playoffs. According to Mirtle, the Bs will need to go 14-20-1 to qualify.

Katie Baker from Grantland.com wraps up the week that was with Tim Thomas, the White House and the wonder of Pavel Datsyuk.

For something completely different: a high school teacher discusses what its really like when MTV takes over a high school for a Made episode.

Bruins blow three-goal lead, lose to Sabres in OT, 5-4

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Bruins blow three-goal lead, lose to Sabres in OT, 5-4

BOSTON – The Bruins had things set up for a solid win against an Atlantic Division doormat on Saturday night, but then they went and blew a three-goal second period lead and a two-goal third period lead en route to a deflating loss. 

Ryan O’Reilly scored during a wild scramble around the Boston net in the 3-on-3 overtime and the Bruins dropped a 5-4 overtime decision to Buffalo at TD Garden. So now the Bruins have lost to two of last year’s worst teams in the league, Colorado and Buffalo, and an expansion team within the first seven games of the season. 

The Bruins were all over the Sabres in the first period squeezing off 13 shots on net, and getting goals from David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand to get things going. The Pastrnak score was a clean-up job at the front of the net after Tim Schaller had crashed the net with the puck, and Marchand scored a goal just two seconds into a PP possession after Marco Scandella coughed a puck up right in front of the Buffalo net. 

Marchand struck again on the first shift of the second period when he snapped home a backhanded drop pass from Anders Bjork, and then Jason Pominville and Pastrnak traded scores to give the Bruins a comfortable three-goal lead. Chelmsford’s own Jack Eichel scored on the rebound of a Scandella shot to make it a two-goal game going into the final period of play, and Benoit Pouliot potted his first goal with the Sabres to make it really close down the stretch. 

Anton Khudobin and the Bruins tried to hold strong in the closing minutes of the third, but couldn’t overcome a shaky interference call on Brandon Carlo that ultimately led to a game-tying Evander Kane score after the PP had expired.