All done in Buffalo. Bruins, 5-3. Mark Recchi with the ENG. First time this season the Sabres have lost after leading through 40 minutes.
19:24 3d period: Bruins 4-3
Timeout Bruins. Steve Begin gets his shot blocked by Tyler Myers prior to the whistle.
18:53 3d period: Bruins 4-3
Miroslav Satan can’t clear the zone. Timeout Buffalo. Offensive-zone draw for the Sabres.
14:50 3d period: Bruins 4-3
Mike Grier slips behind Matt Hunwick, but is stoned by Tuukka Rask.
9:12 3d period: Bruins 4-3
Zdeno Chara slow to get up after falling backward into the net.
8:27 3d period: Bruins 4-3
Shawn Thornton off for high-sticking.
7:23 3d period: Bruins 4-3
Zdeno Chara wrist a shot from the left point that sneaks through. Miroslav Satan with the good wall work to get the puck up to Chara. David Krejci flies by in front for the last-second screen.
5:23 3d period: 3-3
After a give-and-go with Blake Wheeler, Michael Ryder buries the puck. Great look by Ryder to find the rushing Wheeler, who also had jump-up help in Andrew Ference.
2:30 3d period: Sabres 3-2
Andrew Ference and Michael Ryder take each other out at offensive blue line.
20:00 2d period: Sabres 3-2
Including Game 1, Buffalo is 31-0-0 this season when leading after 40 minutes.
19:24 2d period: Sabres 3-2
Daniel Paille turns Tyler Myers inside out, but Ryan Miller makes the stop.
16:41 2d period: Sabres 3-2
The Sabres take advantage of a weak Milan Lucic clear. Tyler Ennis gains control of Lucic’s flub and feeds Jason Pominville in front. Pominville makes no mistake, and Lucic slams his stick on the ice.
9:54 2d period: 2-2
Zdeno Chara, pinching on the play, tucks home a rebound of a Johnny Boychuk point slapper.
8:37 2d period: Sabres 2-1
Screen by Daniel Paille on a Dennis Wideman shot. Some offensive heat by the Bruins.
6:54 2d period: Sabres 2-1
Good net-front pressure by the Bruins. Covered up by Ryan Miller.
5:04 2d period: Sabres 2-1
Dennis Wideman draws a hooking penalty on Tim Kennedy.
3:30 2d period: Sabres 2-1
Thomas Vanek will not return today because of a lower-body injury.
2:35 2d period: Sabres 2-1
Vladimir Sobotka takes a slapper that pops up and over Ryan Miller.
0:00 2d period: Sabres 2-0
Thomas Vanek is not on the ice.
20:00 1st period: Sabres 2-0
Zdeno Chara dumps little Tyler Ennis into the Bruins bench. Ennis had been flattened by Steve Begin earlier on the shift. Tuukka Rask far busier than Ryan Miller through 20 minutes.
19:05 1st period: Sabres 2-0
Adam Mair and Raffi Torres nearly make it a three-goal game.
16:05 1st period: Sabres 2-0
Big kill for the Bruins. Few scoring chances to speak of on Ryan Miller, though.
13:39 1st period: Sabres 2-0
Hooking on Johnny Boychuk. Thomas Vanek to the room, requiring help to get down the runway.
12:00 1st period: Sabres 2-0
Matt Ellis with the sharp-angle backhand shot to beat Tuukka Rask far side. Bad goal to let in.
9:25 1st period: Sabres 1-0
David Krejci off for high-sticking.
9:04 1st period: Sabres 1-0
Derek Roy called for holding the stick. First PP for the Bruins.
6:56 1st period: Sabres 1-0
Vladimir Sobotka off for goaltender interference. First PP.
4:50 1st period: Sabres 1-0
Adam Mair dumps Dennis Wideman.
2:55 1st period: Sabres 1-0
Tyler Myers blasts a slapper from the right point that hits traffic in front and deflects past Tuukka Rask.
2:09 1st period: 0-0
Heavy hit by Johnny Boychuk drops Patrick Kaleta.
0:31 1st period: 0-0
Early jousting between Milan Lucic and Craig Rivet.
0:00 1st period: 0-0
Trent Whitfield, Brad Marchand, Andrew Bodnarchuk, and Jeff Penner are the healthy scratches for the Bruins. Chris Butler is the healthy scratch for the Sabres.