Saturday, December 26, 2015

Bruins blow lead, lose to Sabres

Buffalo Sabres @ Boston Bruins game recap video, on December 26, 2015.
All you need to know about this one is that the Bruins had a 3-1 lead with 13 minutes left in the third period and blew it. They stopped playing and made dumb mistakes that let the Sabres tie the game and eventually win it. Just a bad effort by the Bruins in the third period.

Quick game summary
In the first period, no scoring happened.

In the second period, Sabres Evander Kane scored, making the score 1-0 Sabres. Less than a minute later, Bruins Matt Beleskey scored his 5th goal of the season, tying the game 1-1. Less than two minutes later, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 12th goal of the season, making the score 2-1 Bruins.

In the third period, Bruins David Krejci scored his 10th goal of the season, making the score 3-1 Bruins. Later, Sabres Ryan O'Reilly scored, making the score 3-2. Only 39 seconds later, Sabres Jack Eichel scored, tying the game 3-3. Later, Sabres Jamie McGinn scored, making the score 4-3 Sabres. Later, Sabres Jack Eichel scored an empty-net goal, making the score 5-3 Sabres. Not long after, Sabres Ryan O'Reilly scored an empty-net goal, making the score 6-3 Sabres.

Game notes
Jonas Gustavsson played in net and made 23 saves on 27 shots. Gustavsson is now 6-3-1 with a 2.58 GAA and a .906 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in shots 33-29, hits 28-24, faceoff wins 33-27 and blocked shots 15-9. Both teams went 0-for-3 on the power-play.

Frank Vatrano led the Bruins with 6 shots. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 5 hits. Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 5 blocked shots.

Joe Morrow, David Pastrnak and Zach Trotman were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 19-11-4 with 42 points this season. The next game for the Bruins is on Sunday (tomorrow) at the Ottawa Senators, at 5:00pm ET.

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