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Shorthanded goals, Blake Wheeler have Bruins leading Sabres after one

A pair of shorthanded goals, an even-strength goal from Blake Wheeler [1] and another shutout period from Tim Tomas has the Bruins leading the struggling Sabres, 3-0 after one period in Buffalo.

Brad Marchand [2] got the party started with Michael Ryder [3] in the box, hopping onto the ice on the penalty and racing to Jhonas Enroth’s net for a breakaway tally at 3:32, the first goal of his NHL [4] career.

Later in the period, Marchand and Gregory Campbell [5] piled on more shorthanded pressure with Dennis Seidenberg [6] in the bin for holding, and the play resulted in Patrice Bergeron’s second goal of the season. Wheeler later added an even strength tally, his first of the season, thanks to a nice pass from behind the net from new linemate Michael Ryder.

Tim Thomas [7] saved all nine shots the Sabres had on him.