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Top of the Morning: Talking trades

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Top of the Morning: Talking trades

Kyle Draper has the headlines and highlights for Wednesday, February 6 on CSNNE.com's SportsNet Central Update.

No games on the schedule for the Celtics or Bruins Tuesday night, but both will be back in action tonight north of the border as the Celtics take on the Raptors and the Bruins take on the Canadiens.

Trade rumors have been swirling around the Celtics over the last month or so, but Kevin Garnett says he "bleeds green".

On the football side of things, Mike Giardi reports that the Patriots are a bit hesitant to give cornerback Aqib Talib a multiyear deal, for fear that he won't work hard enough upon earning the money in a new contract.

This and more on CSNNE.com's SportsNet Central Update.

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.