Friday, February 15, 2013

Bruins blow lead and can't come back against Sabres

Dougie Hamilton celebrates scoring his 1st NHL goal
BUFFALO, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Dougie Hamilton #27 of the Boston Bruins celebrates his first NHL career goal against the Buffalo Sabres on February 15, 2013 at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images)
The Bruins had a bad first period, then a good second period and then a bad third period which brought them a 4-2 loss to the Buffalo Sabres. This was an overall bad game for the Bruins that didn't show much emotion during the game at all. Bruins rookie Dougie Hamilton was one of the very few bright spots for the Bruins, as he scored his 1st NHL goal and added an assist.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Sabres Drew Stafford scored to make it 1-0. Later, Bruins rookie Dougie Hamilton scored his 1st NHL goal on the power-play to tie the game 1-1.

In the second period, Bruins Rich Peverley scored his 2nd goal of the season, making it 2-1 Bruins.

In the third period, Sabres Tyler Myers scored to tie the game 2-2. Later, Sabres Christian Ehrhoff scored, making it 3-2 Sabres. Less than three minutes later, Sabres Cody Hodgson scored, making it 4-2 Sabres.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net for the Bruins and made 22 saves on 26 shots. Khudobin is now 2-1-0 with a 2.70 GAA and a .905 save percentage.

The Bruins led the game in shots 32-26, faceoff wins 31-22 and blocked shots 14-13. The Sabres led the game in hits 23-14. The Bruins went 1-for-3 on the power-play while the Sabres went 0-for-3.

Patrice Bergeron and Rich Peverley led the Bruins with 5 shots apiece. Milan Lucic led the Bruins with 5 hits. Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots. Patrice Bergeron went 15-5 in the faceoff circle.

Player notes
Dougie Hamilton was one of the very few Bruins who played well, scoring his 1st NHL goal, adding an assist, had 2 shots and 2 blocked shots.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 8-2-2 with 18 points. The next game for the Bruins is on Sunday at the Winnipeg Jets at 6pm ET.

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