Buffalo drops Boston

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1999 Playoffs




The fans chanting 'We want the Leafs!', the Buffalo Sabres advanced to the Eastern Conference final against Toronto by beating the Boston Bruins 3-2 in Game 6.

"It's going to cost me a lot in tickets," said Sabres defenseman and Toronto native Jason Woolley.

Michael Peca, Wayne Primeau and Curtis Brown scored and Geoff Sanderson had a pair of assists for Buffalo.

"It's nice to win two rounds, but our goal is to win the next round," said Hasek. "There's a long way to go."

Hasek didn't show any signs of the old groin injury that bothered him in Game 5.

"My groin is pretty stable," Hasek said. "It's still not 100 percent OK, but it was good enough to win."

Steve Heinze tied the game for Boston in the first period and Joe Thornton made it a one-goal game when the Bruins pulled goalie Byron Dafoe for an extra attacker at the end of the third period.

"It was probably their best game of the series," Boston coach Pat Burns said. "They didn't make too many mistakes. We made a couple, and that made the difference."

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