The second frame would play out a lot like the first for a Bruins squad that continued to dominate play, but simply could not solve Buffalo's back-up netminder Jhonas Enroth for the better part of the period.
The Bruins were finally able to break through when fourth line pivot Gregory Campbell would deflect a Shawn Thornton slapshot past the Sabres' Swedish 'tender to even the score at one goal a piece. The game-tying tally came as a result of a blueline turnover from old friend and former Canucks' pivot Cody Hodgson.
For Campbell, it was his seventh mark of the season and his first since January 22 in Philadelphia. The goal also snapped a nineteen-game pointless streak for the B's gritty centerman out of London, Ontario.
Boston out-shot Buffalo by a slim 9-8 margin during the middle frame and held a 22-14 SOG advantage over the course of the first forty minutes of action.