Make it a four game winning streak for the Boston Bruins. A 2-1 Saturday night win over the Buffalo Sabres is big because they are fighting the Sabres for a playoff spot.

Fourth liner Chris Wagner and David Backes, just back from league suspension for an illegal hit, scored the two B's goals.

Goalie Tuukka Rask did the rest. He stopped 31 shots by Buffalo.

Sabres star Jack Eichel did not play because of an injury.

The Bruins are now 24-14-4 and two points ahead of Buffalo for third place in their division. And, the B's own three wins in four games vs the Sabres this season.