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Sabres 2, Bruins 1 Final Score: Buffalo Rocks Through Bruins in Shootout

Well, it wasn't a 6-0 blowout, but the Bruins were still unable to take a win against the Buffalo Sabres on Friday in New York, after they fell in a 2-1 shootout loss.

The Bruins did however earn a point in the endeavor, and they looked consistent through most of the game with just a couple of slip ups on both ends of the ice.

Boston finished with 36 shots on net, including a 15-5 shot advantage in the third period alone, but Ryan Miller was in peak form and stopped the Bruins in their tracks.

He was almost perfect in the shootout as well, stopping all but one shot, and the single one he let in just barely slipped under his pads and into the net.

Tuukka Rask was on par with him tonight as well. He stopped 26-of-27 shots and made a couple key stops when he needed to.

And when he wasn't there, his defense was.

The save of the game came in overtime and the save was made by defenseman Zdeno Chara. Rask committed and went down to the ice squaring to the shooter in front of the net, the rebound came out to his left and Chara was able to get his stick in the way to keep the rebounded shot from going into the back of the net.

Not only did he provide his usual defensive talents, but he came through on the power play as well in the third period, after the Bruins fourth line--the "energy line" came out with a strong shift that drew a delay of game penalty against Christian Ehrhoff.

Just a minute into the man-advantage, the Bruins were able to come out and Chara's slap shot tied the game at one.

There were only four penalties in the entire game, and all four of them came against Buffalo. However, the Bruins were only able to capitalize on one. They now have a 18.4% power play conversion percentage. That puts them at 13th in the NHL.

The Bruins never led in the game, and the Sabres came out in the second period and Andrej Sekera picked up his third of the year, crashing the net through the slot and one timing a pass from Tyler Ennis past Rask.

The Bruins don't have much time to recover from that game as they travel to Ottawa for a game tomorrow night against the Senators. That game starts at 7 p.m. EST.


Final - 2.24.2012 1 2 3 OT SO Total
Boston Bruins 0 0 1 0 0 1
Buffalo Sabres 0 1 0 0 1 2

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