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Final: Sabres 2, Bruins 1 (SO)

Posted by Fluto Shinzawa, Globe Staff  February 24, 2012 07:17 PM

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All done in Buffalo. Derek Roy ends it in shootout.

5:00 OT: 1-1
Shootout time. Ryan Miller looking pretty good through 65. Tuukka Rask a bit scrambly.

2:38 OT: 1-1
Tuukka Rask gloves the puck to halt the action. Furious pace down low by the Sabres. Zdeno Chara gets in front of Thomas Vanek’s chance.

20:00 3d period: 1-1
Bruins will have 1:37 remaining on Thomas Vanek’s high-sticking penalty in overtime. Bruins will take the point. Bruins at their best in the third.

6:05 3d period: 1-1
David Krejci tip goes just wide. Bruins finally pushing.

5:19 3d period: 1-1
Good backchecking hustle by Johnny Boychuk. Derek Roy had a chance after blocking Zdeno Chara shot, but Boychuk hustled to bust it up.

3:36 3d period: 1-1
Zdeno Chara with the PPG. Shot goes through double screen of Milan Lucic and Tyler Myers. Ryan Miller never going to see the puck with that kind of beef in front.

2:58 3d period: Sabres 1-0
Glittering SH chance for Patrick Kaleta. Puck goes wide with Tuukka Rask down and out.

0:36 3d period: Sabres 1-0
Big Johnny Boychuk block on Jordan Leopold blast. Boychuk limping after that one.

20:00 2d period: Sabres 1-0
Bruins chasing the game heading into the third. Very easy night for Ryan Miller through 40 minutes.

18:20 2d period: Sabres 1-0
Ryan Miller smothers Chris Kelly shot. Bruins not getting any sustained pressure on Miller.

15:46 2d period: Sabres 1-0
Another tripping call on Corey Tropp. At the least, Bruins have to create some momentum.

14:44 2d period: Sabres 1-0
Andrej Sekera goes high blocker on Tuukka Rask. Good wall work by Sabres to get Sekera the puck. Nice shot.

13:54 2d period: 0-0
Nothing on PP. Bruins out of practice.

11:54 2d period: 0-0
Corey Tropp off for tripping. First PP for Bruins in last two games.

7:42 2d period: 0-0
Ryan Miller gloves David Krejci’s short-range bid. Miller looking sharp.

1:00 2d period: 0-0
Good chance for Tyler Seguin. Picks off Paul Gaustad pass and goes high on Ryan Miller. Shot goes over net.

20:00 1st period: 0-0
Not many scoring chances for either club through 20 minutes.

8:15 1st period: 0-0
Zdeno Chara’s slapper tipped by Gregory Campbell off the post.

5:44 1st period: 0-0
Boos for Brad Marchand. Surprised he’s even playing. Should have been floored with food poisoning.

0:53 1st period: 0-0
Terrific chance for Derek Roy in front. Tuukka Rask scrambles to keep puck in front of the line. No stick for Johnny Boychuk.

0:00 1st period: 0-0
No lineup changes. Josh Hennessy and Andrew Bodnarchuk out.

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