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Bruins surrender third-period lead, fall to Sabres in Buffalo

02.15.13 at 9:32 pm ET
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The Sabres scored three consecutive third-period goals to come from behind and beat the Bruins, 4-2, Friday night at First Niagara Center.

The loss dropped the Bruins to 8-2-2 on the season, with the Sabres having delivered both regulation defeats. Buffalo held the B’s to  just three shots in the final period, outshooting them, 10-3, over the final 20 minutes.

The Bruins held a 2-1 lead after 40 minutes of play thanks to goals from Dougie Hamilton and Rich Peverley. Hamilton’s tally, a power-play strike in the first period, was the first goal of his NHL career.

Buffalo opened the game’s scoring on Drew Stafford’s first goal of the year. They overcame the third-period defect with goals from Tyler Myers and Christian Ehrhoff, with a Cody Hodgson making it 4-2.

Making his third start of the season, Anton Khudobin made 22 saves on 26 shots. The loss left his record at 2-1-0 this season.

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