Friday, January 15, 2016

Bruins strong 3rd period leads to 4-1 win over Sabres

Boston Bruins @ Buffalo Sabres game recap video, on January 15, 2016.
After an uninspired first period against the Buffalo Sabres tonight, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara led the way in the second period with some feisty play and the Bruins played better. The Bruins would go on to score three times in the third period to get a 4-1 win.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Sabres David Legwand scored, making the score 1-0 Sabres. Not long after the goal, Sabres Johan Larsson hit Bruins Max Talbot into the bench which angered Talbot. Shortly after the hit, Talbot challenged Larsson and they had a spirited bout.

In the second period, Bruins Matt Beleskey scored his 8th goal of the season, tying the game 1-1.

In the third period, 29 seconds into the period, Bruins Zdeno Chara scored his 6th goal of the season, making the score 2-1 Bruins. Later, Bruins Ryan Spooner scored his 10th goal of the season, making the score 3-1 Bruins. Later, Bruins Brett Connolly scored his 6th goal of the season, making the score 4-1 Bruins.

Game notes
Jonas Gustavsson played in net and made 33 saves on 34 shots. Gustavsson is now 8-3-1 with a 2.33 GAA and a .915 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in hits 25-24 and faceoff wins 30-29. The Sabres led the game in shots 34-31. Both teams had 8 blocked shots. The Bruins went 0-for-2 on the power-play while the Sabres went 0-for-4.

Brad Marchand led the Bruins with 5 shots. Zac Rinaldo led the Bruins with 5 hits. Max Talbot led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Joe Morrow, David Pastrnak and Tyler Randell were scratched and did not play.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 22-16-5 with 49 points this season. The Bruins are now 13-5-3 on the road this season. The Bruins are 3-6-1 in their last 10 games. The next game for the Bruins is tomorrow (Saturday) when they host the Toronto Maple Leafs, at 7pm ET.

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