Sabres Fight Back Against Bruins, Blow Lead
The Buffalo Sabres came out strong and hard versus the Boston Bruins tonight, in stark contrast to the game on November 12th when Milan Lucic hit Ryan Miller and the Sabres did nothing, including losing the game 6-2.
After the game a couple of weeks ago Paul Gaustad said he was, "embarrassed that we didn't respond the way we should have." A little over one minute into the game he lined up against Lucic and the two squared off. The Buffalo crowd went wild, even though Lucic got in the better shots, and the physical play continued.
At the 11:33 mark a scrum broke out behind the net. Zdeno Chara paired off with Robyn Regehr somehow. Regehr, looking like the smallest 6'2" man ever, didn't have much of a chance against Chara's reach. A few more penalties were handed out and the crowd was electric again. 33 seconds later the Sabres scored the first goal of the game.
The Sabres held 2-goal leads twice, but something fizzled out and they wound up giving up the lead. Chara, on the power play, had the game-tying goal - with the first assist going to Lucic. The Bruins then took the game in the shootout.
Zdeno Chara vs Robyn Regehr Nov 23, 2011
Ryan Reaves vs Deryk Engelland Nov 23, 2011
Milan Lucic vs Paul Gaustad Nov 23, 2011
Sam Gagner vs Matt Halischuk Nov 22, 2011
Colin Fraser vs Scott Nichol Nov 22, 2011
Rod Pelley vs Shawn Matthias Nov 21, 2011
Kyle Chipchura vs Matt Hendricks Nov 21, 2011