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Bruins lead Sabres after one period

Ryan Miller [1] had his career-high shutout streak of 161:35 snapped when he let a Milan Lucic [2] 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 [3]Marc Savard [4]Tyler Seguin [5] 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 [6] 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.

Tim Thomas [7] has been sharp, as he stuck a leg out to stone former Boston College [8] center Nathan Gerbe and later nearly chased Tyler Ennis around the net to squash a scoring bid.

– Former Bruin Steve Montador did the twist with Johnny Boychuk [9] 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.