BOSTON — They came in as underdogs, but left as winners of a series that didn’t even go the distance.

The difference between the Bruins and the Buffalo Sabres over six games of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series was miniscule. But after a 4-3 win tonight at TD Garden, the Bruins had outlasted the Sabres.

“It’s good,” defenseman Dennis Wideman said. “It’s a big series for us. It was good that we came out and got the win and now we area moving onto the next series and start it all over again.

Here are some photos from the Bruins’ dramatic victory.