Mike Krushelnyski scored two goals and the host Boston Bruins withstood a late comback by the Buffalo Sabres to even their series at one game apiece.
The Bruins rebounded from a 7-4 rout by Buffalo Thursday night. The next two games are scheduled in Buffalo Sunday and Monday nights.
The Bruins led, 4-0, after two periods, but Phil Housley spoiled Boston goalie Pete Peeters' shutout bid with a goal at 12:19 of the final period.
Krushelnyski's second goal of the game just 16 seconds later put Boston ahead, 5-1, but the Sabres weren't done.
Buffalo, which came back from a 3-1 deficit in the opener, scored on goals by Mike Ramsey at 15:03 of the third period and Mike Foligno at 16:01. But the Bruins, who were rotating only four defensemen, shut down the Sabres the rest of the way. Peeters, who had been spotty in Thursday's loss, was credited with 37 saves.
"We forechecked and took the body, but we didn't do that at the end, and they got back in the game," Bruins Coach Gerry Cheevers said.
The Sabres lost defenseman Larry Playfair for the rest of the playoffs when he suffered a chipped elbow in a mid-ice collision with Mike Gillis of Boston.