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Bruins lead Sabres, 4-3, after one
Posted By DJ Bean On January 1, 2011 @ 8:13 pm In General | No Comments
Tuukka Rask  probably wasn’t planning on allowing three goals in the first period, but he’s got a 4-3 lead to play with as the Bruins and Sabres enter the second period.
Just 1:29 into the contest, Marc Savard  won a face-off to set up an Andrew Ference  goal from the point. After Ference’s streak of 99 games without a goal ended last month, the blueliner saw to it that there would only be five games between occurrences of him scoring.
With the Sabres on a 2-on-1, Thomas Vanek appared to trip Ference when going for the puck, but when no penalty was called, Vanek beat Rask to make it a 3-2 game. To make matters worse, Savard was called for a questionable slash four seconds later.
The penalty would prove to be a blessing in disguise. With the B’s on the penalty kill. Mark Recchi  got the puck up to Patrice Bergeron  to create a 2-on-1, and Bergeron slid it across to Zdeno Chara , who put sent it past Ryan Miller  for a shorthanded goal. It was Chara’s first goal in 24 games.
With less than a minute remaining in the period, Rask was unable to hold onto a puck long enough to get a whistle, and Drew Stafford knocked it in to make it 4-3.
The Sabres have outshot the Bruins, 16-11.
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 Tuukka Rask: http://media.weei.com/hockey/tuukka-rask.htm
 Marc Savard: http://media.weei.com/hockey/marc-savard.htm
 Andrew Ference: http://media.weei.com/hockey/andrew-ference.htm
 Dennis Seidenberg: http://media.weei.com/hockey/dennis-seidenberg.htm
 Brad Marchand: http://media.weei.com/hockey/brad-marchand.htm
 Mark Recchi: http://media.weei.com/hockey/mark-recchi.htm
 Patrice Bergeron: http://media.weei.com/hockey/patrice-bergeron.htm
 Zdeno Chara: http://media.weei.com/hockey/zdeno-chara.htm
 Ryan Miller: http://media.weei.com/hockey/ryan-miller.htm
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