Even a foreign object couldn't slow down the Boston Bruins, and it's been almost two years since the Buffalo Sabres have managed to do it at TD Garden.
The Bruins go for their longest season-opening home winning streak in over 22 years Thursday night when they try to continue their success against the Sabres.
Boston (5-0-1) has been one of the NHL's best teams this season, and a big reason for that success is wins in each of its first four home games. The Bruins last opened a season 5-0-0 at home in 1990-91, when they played at Boston Garden.
"We've played some pretty good hockey so far," coach Claude Julien said. "And the games that weren't quite as good as we should have been, we found a way to win. And to be a good team you've got to be able to do that."
Their dazzling start this season wasn't derailed by a bizarre incident in Tuesday's 2-1 shootout win over New Jersey. Tyler Seguin scored the opening shootout attempt, but the referees ruled that he had to go again after an o...