Saturday, October 18, 2014

Bruins shutout Sabres 4-0


Boston Bruins forward Carl Soderberg scores off some amazing passes from forwards Chris Kelly and Loui Eriksson to give the Bruins a 4-0 lead in the 2nd period, on October 18, 2014.
Tonight the Bruins shutout the Buffalo Sabres in a game they should have won against a struggling young Sabres team. Simon Gagne played on a line with David Krejci and Milan Lucic and he looked good on it. Hopefully the Bruins can build off this win and carry it to their next game.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Kevan Miller dropped the gloves with Sabres Nicolas Deslauriers in a good fight. Miller did not return to the game after the fight as it looked like he may have landed on his right arm or wrist awkwardly when falling down to the ice with Deslauriers at the end of the fight. You can watch GIFs of the fight and Miller's landing on NESN here. Later Bruins Dougie Hamilton scored his 1st goal of the season, making it 1-0 Bruins. Later, Bruins Zdeno Chara scored his 2nd goal of the season, making it 2-0 Bruins.

In the second period, Bruins Torey Krug scored his 1st goal of the season, making it 3-0 Bruins. Later, Bruins Carl Soderberg scored his 2nd goal of the season, making it 4-0 Bruins.

In the third period, no scoring happened.

Game notes
Niklas Svedberg played in net, stopped all 32 shots that he faced and recorded his 1st shutout of his career. Svedberg is now 1-1-0 with a 0.91 GAA and a .969 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 36-32, faceoff wins 32-30 and blocked shots 22-19. Both teams had 13 hits. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Sabres went 0-for-7.

Zdeno Chara led the Bruins with 7 shots. Milan Lucic led the Bruins with 3 hits. Dennis Seidenberg and Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 4 blocked shots.

Matt Bartkowski, Ryan Spooner and Seth Griffith were healthy scratches.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 3-4-0 with 6 points and are in 4th place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday, when they host the San Jose Sharks (4-0-1) in Boston, at 7pm ET.

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