After they sank to the bottom of the Eastern Conference late last month, all the Bruins wanted to do was make it into the top eight by the time Thanksgiving rolled around.

Boy, did they underestimate how much ground they could make up.

The Bruins reeled off their 10th straight win tonight in Buffalo, as they rallied from 2-0 and 3-1 down to pull off a 4-3 shootout victory. They are now in first place in the Northeast Division.

Benoit Pouliot scored the lone goal of the five-round skills competition.

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Everyone was wondering what the Sabres had in store for Milan Lucic and the answer was an early fight with Paul Gaustad, which Lucic won handily. How that bout did anything to avenge the injury to Ryan Miller, I don’t know. But if the Sabres and their fans think they’re tougher now, good for them.

Zdeno Chara scored the game-tying goal and also won a fight. Tim Thomas outdueled Jhonas Enroth with 31 saves in regulation and overtime, and a perfect shootout.

The Bruins put the 10-game streak on the line Friday afternoon against Detroit in the Thanksgiving Showdown (credit NBC). That’s the next time you’ll hear from me.

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