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GIF Recap: Bruins Fall to Sabres, 2-1 F/SO

You don't want to re-live this one. Not even Buffalo does.

I give you Matt Bartkowski, whiffing completely on a shot.
I give you Matt Bartkowski, whiffing completely on a shot.
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Not sure if Bruins lost this game, or CommAnders "No-Tanks-On-My-Watch" Lindback won it. Anyway...

1st Period

Bruins go to the powerplay, Cody Hodgson goes to the box for tripping.

Powerplay, two minutes on Hodgson for tripping.

Bruins can't capitalize despite a few good chances, primarily a point-blank shot by Loui.

Loui would get his, though. He tucks in a funny bounce off the boards behind Lindback, putting the Bruins up 1-0 half-way through the 1st period.

Later on, Daniel Paille negates a scoring chance by absolutely crushing Sabres forward Philip Varone. Varone would head to the locker room, but later returned to the game.

For the rest of the period, both sides started to show their sloppiness. First, the Sabres...

And then, literally on the same trip down the ice, the Bruins...

2nd Period

The Bruins had puck possession and scoring chances. Yet nothing happened.

Literally, nothing. This was the highlight of the 2nd period.

Late in the 2nd period, however, Carl would get a minor penalty for holding.

Nothing would happen in the 2nd with only a few seconds remaining, but...

3rd period

Early on in the 3rd, Buffalo's league-worst 11.2% powerplay would capitalize on their opportunity. Rasmus Ristolainen would send it towards the net, where it seemed to ricochet off of Matt Bartkowski and past Svedberg, tying the game at 1-1.

Almost nothing happened for the rest of overtime. There was a Kelly short-handed bid that hit the post, and a pad save by Svedberg. But with a total of 69 shots on goal for the game, to have so few noteworthy moments was... rough.


Really? Keep going.


Boston went 0-for-3, shooting first and sending out Bergeron, Marchand, and Krug. Lindback made a good save on Bergeron, Marchand's shot was routine, and Krug missed the net entirely.

Buffalo only rolled out two skaters. deciding to shoot 2nd. Their first, Tyler Ennis, made a leg fake and got Svedberg to bite, getting him down and leaving plenty of room to snipe it up high.

And that's it! Buffalo gains an unwanted two points in the standings, Boston walks away with a Bettman loser point, and now the Ottawa Senators--who are coming up on Thursday--are just 4 points behind in the standings with a game in hand. Suddenly the season looks pretty damn bleak again.