2010 NHL Playoffs: Why the Buffalo Sabres Lost to the Bruins

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The Boston Bruins without Marc Savard is a dream matchup for any team, but it quickly turned into a nightmare for the Buffalo Sabres.

The Bruins, behind the incredible play of rookie goaltender Tuukka Rask, eliminated the Sabres in six games on Monday night.

“It was an extremely tight series,” head coach Lindy Ruff told the Associated Press after Game Six. “The teams couldn’t separate. There wasn’t much breathing space the whole series. They scored two power-play goals, and we didn’t get any. We made some mistakes in the series, some mistakes we’d like to have back. Overall, it wasn’t good enough. That’s the bottom line.”

So how did the Sabres manage to be upset so easily?

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