Monday, December 22, 2014

Bruins beat Sabres 4-3 in overtime


Buffalo Sabres @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on December 21, 2014.
Last night the Bruins hosted the rebuilding Buffalo Sabres and Bruins Loui Eriksson was the hero in overtime once again, scoring the game-winning goal.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins Dougie Hamilton scored his 6th goal of the season, a power-play goal, making it 1-0 Bruins.

In the period, Bruins Matt Bartkowski laid out Sabres captain Brian Gionta with a dangerous hit that sent Gionta spinning and down onto the ice. Bartkowski was given an interference major and game misconduct. One minute later, Bruins Chris Kelly scored his 3rd goal of the season, tying the game 2-2.

Matt Bartkowski hits Brian Gionta, fights Marcus Foligno

In the second period, Sabres Andrej Meszaros scored, tying the game 1-1. Later, Sabres Rasmus Ristolainen scored a power-play goal, making it 2-1 Sabres.

In the third period, Sabres Tim Schaller scored, making it 3-2 Sabres. Later, Bruins Dougie Hamilton scored his 7th goal of the season, tying the game 3-3.

In overtime, Bruins Loui Eriksson scored his 7th goal of the season, winning the game 4-3 for the Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 25 saves on 28 shots. Rask is now 13-10-3 this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 37-28 and faceoff wins 35-24. The Sabres led the game in hits 29-25 and blocked shots 21-3. The Bruins went 1-for-1 on the power-play while the Sabres went 1-for-2.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 7 shots. Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 5 hits.

Seth Griffith and Zach Trotman were scratched and didn't play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 17-14-3 with 37 points. The next game for the Bruins is on Tuesday when they host the Nashville Predators, at 7pm ET.

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