The Bruins had their chance at regaining the lead, but they enter the third period tied, 1-1, with the Sabres.
Boston had a 5-on-3 when Tyler Myers sent the puck over the glass in his own zone with Jochen Hecht already in the box, but the B’s failed to convert. They are now 0-for-3 on the night.
Zdeno Chara  had probably the Bruins’ best chance when his shot rang off Ryan Miller’s post early on in the period. Nathan Horton  had a slap shot stopped by the reigning Vezina winner in the period’s final minutes.
Myers appeared to be setting up a Sabres goal when he sent a puck across the net in front of Tuukka Rask  to Tyler Ennis. Though Ennis couldn’t handle the pass and allowed Rask time to get in position, Myers did draw a Patrice Bergeron  hooking penalty on the play.
The Bruins outshot Buffalo, 12-9 in the period and are being outshot, 27-26, in the game.