March 8, 2012

Gameday Blog: Bruins vs. Sabres

SECOND INTERMISSION

SCORE
BUF - 1
BOS - 1

SHOTS
BUF - 14
BOS - 22

Two periods are in the books here at the Garden where the Bruins and Sabres are tied 1-1.

Boston once again controlled play in the second period, though they finished with a slight edge in shots at 9-8.

The B's finally broke through with 1:51 to go in the frame after Enroth continued to stand on his head. Shawn Thornton grabbed a turnover at the blue line, took a few strides then fired one on net. Greg Campbell tipped the blast into the back of the net to make it 1-1.

Brian Rolston got shifted down to the third line alongside Kelly and Pouliot, with Caron jumping out to join Bergeron and Marchand.

Buffalo's Mike Weber has a game-high four hits so far. Forward Corey Tropp has four blocked shots. The Bruins as a whole have six.

FIRST INTERMISSION

SCORE
BUF - 1
BOS - 0

SHOTS
BUF - 6
BOS - 13

Twenty minutes are in the books here at the Garden where the Bruins trail the Sabres by a score of 1-0.

Boston dominated the opening frame, outshooting, out-chancing and out-everything'ing Buffalo -- except, of course, outscoring.

Jason Pominville busted through the neutral zone, crossed the blue line and ripped one over Tim Thomas' left shoulder to make it 1-0 Sabres.

The B's had oodles of chances throughout the period, but Jhonas Enroth was very strong down the other end of the ice. He turned away strong bids from Benoit Pouliot (bakchander from slot) and Zdeno Chara (blasts from point) to keep the B's at bay.

The Bruins held a 9-5 edge in hits and 13-6 advantage in faceoffs. 

Mike Mottau replaced Greg Zanon in the lineup for tonight's tilt. He saw 4:08 of ice time in the first period.