Sunday, February 10, 2013

Bruins power-play provides game winning goal vs Sabres

Bruins goalie Anton Khudobin
BUFFALO, NY - FEBRUARY 10: Anton Khudobin #35 of the Boston Bruins talks with referee Francois St. Laurent #38 during their game against the Buffalo Sabres on February 10, 2013 at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images)
The Bruins managed to control the play at times during their game vs the Buffalo Sabres and pull out a 3-1 win. Patrice Bergeron scored the game winning goal on the power-play so hopefully that is a sign of the power-play getting better, even though they went 1-for-5 tonight.

Quick game summary
In the first period, no scoring happened. During the period, Patrick Kaleta put a big hit on Dennis Seidenberg and then Gregory Campbell came over and instigated a fight with Kaleta. Kaleta got the better of Campbell in the fight but good to see Campbell come in like that.

In the second period, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 6th goal of the season to make it 1-0. Later, Sabres Tyler Ennis scored to tie the game 1-1.

In the third period, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 2nd goal of the season, a power-play goal, to make it 2-1 Bruins. With less than a minute left in the game, Bruins Milan lucic scored his 3rd goal of the season, an empty net goal, making it 3-1.

Game notes
Anton Khudobin played in net for the Bruins and made 25 saves on 26 shots. Khudobin is now 2-0-0 with a 2.00 GAA and a .931 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 39-26. The Sabres led the game in hits 25-15, faceoff wins 33-30 and blocked shots 20-9. The Bruins went 1-for-5 on the power-play while the Sabres went 0-for-3.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 5 shots. Gregory Campbell led the Bruins with 3 hits.

Player notes
Shawn Thornton and Daniel Paille were back in the lineup.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 8-1-1 with 17 points. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday vs the New York Rangers in Boston at 7:30pm ET.

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