Buffalo 2, Boston 1: Sabres Outlast Bruins In Game One

April 16th, 2010 by Eric Appleby Leave a reply »
Buffalo goalie Ryan Miller stopped 38 of 39 shots from Boston. His fantastic effort in net was good enough for the Sabres to hang on for a 2-1 victory over the Bruins in game one of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals last night at HSBC Arena.

Thomas Vanek of the Sabres got the opening goal of the game at 04:52 in the first period. Buffalo got a three on two rush going into the Boston zone. Saber center Derek Roy was rushing down the right side of the ice towards the Boston net. Roy fed a pass back to Vanek, who put a slap shot past Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask.

This was Rask's first playoff start of his NHL career.

Later in the first period, the game got really interesting. At 15:14 of the period, both Boston and Buffalo served four penalties, with six of the eight penalties being called as two-minute minors for roughing.

The penalties for Boston: Zdeno Chara— served by teammate Shawn Thornton for roughing, two minutes. Milan Lucic got a two-minute roughing penalty twice, totaling four minutes. Chara got called for cross— checking for a two-minute minor.

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