Ryan Miller  had his career-high shutout streak of 161:35 snapped when he let a Milan Lucic  shot from the right circle sneak behind the left post. As a result, the B’s are leading the Sabres, 1-0, after 20 minutes of play at TD Garden.
– The Michael Ryder  – Marc Savard  – Tyler Seguin  line has gotten its chances, but sloppiness has been the demise of their opportunities. Seguin couldn’t catch two of Savard’s passes, and when the rookie hit Ryder on a 3-on-2 in which Miller was focused on Savard, Ryder missed the net.
– Shawn Thornton took an Andrew Ference  shot off the right hand/wrist area in front of the net. After a brief trip down the tunnel, Thornton returned to bench and later returned to the ice.
– Former Bruin Steve Montador did the twist with Johnny Boychuk  at 14:04, the only fight of the period. Montador got a roughing minor in addition to his fighting major, with the B’s failing to convert on their only power play. The Sabres have yet to go on the man advantage.
– The Bruins are outshooting the Sabres, 11-8.