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The Bruins dropped one in the shootout, 2-1 in Buffalo on Friday night. It was not exactly the nasty game that people were expecting, but it was a great game between two teams that dont like each other.
There wasn’t much action in the early on until Buffalo put one on the board in the second. Zdeno Chara scored in the third period on the power play for the only Boston goal. Ryan Miller stole the show, though, finishing with 35 saves and a great showing in the shootout.
The Bruins had chances again, but couldnt put more than one past Miller. With 36 shots on goal and only one score to show for it, it’s clear that Miller was locked in.
The only bright spot for Bruins offense was a goal on the power play. Chara ended his goal drought on the man advantage. The power play still wasn’t great, though, as the team finished 1-4.
Getting closer to the deadline, it’s clear more goal scoring is needed.
Tuukka Rask played a good game only allowing one goal, but couldn’t get it done in the shootout. The only losses the Bruins have in shootouts have come with Rask in the net.
The save of the game came from Chara when Thomas Vanek had on open goal. Chara poked the puck away just in time to save the game for the Bruins, at the time.
Tough spot for Rask who wants more playing time, if he is going to get it he needs to string some wins together.