Through two periods in Buffalo, it's been a very tough one to watch for Bruins fans. The Sabres have kept the B's scoreless and have added two more goals of their own as they lead 4-0.
Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask was already having a bad enough night already, but it got worse in the second period. With just under two minutes passed in the period, Sabres forward Tyler Ennis collected his fourth goal of the season as he beat Rask on a backhand shot. With the third Buffalo goal up on the board, Claude Julien made the decision to pull Rask from the game in favor of Tim Thomas.
Even though he hasn't seen much come his way this evening, Sabres goalie Ryan Miller has been fantastic. Miller has stopped all 19 Bruin shot attempts, and has shown no signs of wearing down.
Thomas though this period has stopped almost everything in his sight, including seven Sabre shots during a power play. His only fault game came towards the end of the period, as he allowed a Patrick Kaleta wrist shot by, putting the Bruins behind 4-0. Otherwise, it's safe to say that this Sabre lead would be a lot smaller if Thomas started this game.
The Sabres have had two power plays to work with this period, as Zdeno Chara went to the penalty box for interference while Adam McQuaid went for a delay of game.
Even with a comfortable lead in this one, the Sabres haven't backed down from in-game confrontations. Towards the end of the period, Mike Weber appeared to have shoved Benoit Pouliot, which set Shawn Thornton off. Thornton won his second fight of the night as he and Weber received 5-min majors for fighting. Meanwhile Zdeno Chara's interference was provoked by Patrick Kaleta, who shoved Chara into Tim Thomas. Chara then took action and laid out Kaleta and drew the penalty.
I wouldn't blame you if you've already turned this one off.
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