Thursday, February 27, 2014

First game after Olympic break, Bruins lose to Sabres

Game summary video of the Bruins @ Sabres game on February 26, 2014.
On Wednesday the Bruins got back to work in their first game after the Olympic break. The game didn't end the way the Bruins wanted it to as they blew a 4-3 lead late in the third period and then were beat in the first minute of overtime to come away with only one point in the standings.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Sabres Zemgus Girgensons scored, making it 1-0 Sabres. Later, Bruins Chris Kelly scored his 5th goal of the season, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, Sabres Tyler Myers scored a power-play goal, making it 2-1 Sabres. Less than three minutes later, Sabres Brian Flynn scored, making it 3-1 Sabres. Less than two minutes later, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara scored his 14th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 3-2. Later, Bruins Brad Marchand scored his 20th goal of the season, tying the game 3-3.

In the third period, Bruins Milan Lucic scored his 18th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 4-3 Bruins. With 43 seconds left in the period, Sabres Matt Moulson scored, tying the game 4-4.

In overtime, only 22 seconds into the period, Sabres Matt D'Agostini scored, winning the game 5-4 for the Sabres.

Game notes
Backup goalie Chad Johnson played in net for the Bruins and made 21 saves on 26 shots. Johnson is now 11-3-1 with a 2.31 GAA and a .917 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 33-26 and faceoff wins 31-24. The Sabres led the game in hits 14-7 and blocked shots 18-3. The Bruins went 2-for-4 on the power-play while the Sabres went 1-for-5.

Loui Eriksson, Zdeno Chara and Torey Krug led the Bruins with 5 shots each. Matt Bartkowski led the Bruins with 2 hits.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 37-16-5 with 79 points. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday when they host the Washington Capitals at 1pm ET in Boston.

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