The Bruins led 2-0 after the first period but they let the Sabres back into the game to force overtime and eventually the shootout. Sounds familiar, right? Except tonight the Bruins were able to emerge from the shootout with 2 points as David Krejci netted the game-winner. Former Sabre Daniel Paille led the way for the B's with 2 goals against his former team.
Daniel Paille put the Bruins up 1-0 4:52 into the game on a nifty wrap-around shot that beat Ryan Miller for his 8th goal of the season.
Paille added a second goal with 8:02 left in the first period when he tipped home a shot by Zdeno Chara from the point. The goal was set up my some good puck movement as I think every Bruin on the ice touched the puck on the cycle.
Derek Roy pulled the Sabres to within one 4:35 into the second period with his 13th goal of the season with Buffalo on a 5 on 3 power play.
Tyler Myers evened up it for the Sabres with 1:25 left in the middle period when he skated the puck into the zone and wristed a shot for the high slot that got past Tuukka Rask for his 8th goal of the season on a shot that I'm sure Rask wishes he could have another crack at.
Buffalo's 1st Shooter: Jason Pominville forehand shot got through the pads of Rask. 1-0 Sabres
Boston's 1st Shooter: Sturm skates slow and then charges hard and pops a shot over Miller. 1-1
Buffalo's 2nd Shooter: Jochen Hecht's bid is stopped by Rask
Boston's 2nd Shooter: Michael Ryder's attempt was kicked out by Miller
Buffalo's 3rd Shooter: Rask cut down the angle on Tim Connolly and got him to miss wide.
Boston's 3rd Shooter: Marc Savard came in wide, cut across the goalmouth and was stopped by Miller.
Buffalo's 4th Shooter: Drew Stafford's forehand attempt was stopped by Rask.
Boston's 4th Shooter: David Krejci scores with a quick snap shot under the glove of Miller. Bruins Win
- Tuukka Rask made 43 saves tonight.
- The two former Sabres (Daniel Paille and Miroslav Satan) combined for a 2 goals, an assist, and a +4 rating.
- Shawn Thornton recorded 6 hits in 8:35 of ice time.
- Milan Lucic had his third fight of the season when he dropped the gloves with Adam Mair.
- Face-offs were even at 29 a piece.
- Tuukka Rask has given up 6 goals and has a .956 Sv% in his last 4 games.