All four goals scored in this game were scored by players that started the season with the Buffalo Sabres. Daniel Paille scored both Bruins goals in the first period and he had two or three chances at the hat trick in the first 20 minutes.
The Sabres were the better team over the final 4 minutes but once again it's not good enough. In December and January the Sabres were able to come back and win games they fell behind but when you play with fire you get burnt and we have seen that happen to the Sabres over and over again in recent weeks.
The Sabres had opportunities in the final two periods but only Derek Roy and Tyler Myers were able to beat Tuukka Rask. Rask made some really big saves for Boston and none was better than a huge save on Thomas Vanek who was parked at the top of the crease.
The Sabres now find themselves in second place in the Northeast Division and fifth place in the Eastern Conference after the shootout loss to the Bruins. They still have two games in hand on the first place Senators but they need they need to start taking advantage against teams that are trailing them in the standings.
- The bigest news out of this game might be the injury to Tyler Myers. Lindy Ruff indicated that he was okay after the game but took a puck to the neck and his status would be determined at a later time. The Sabres will miss Myers in the lineup if he is out for any amount of time. Luckily the Olympic break is coming and the injury doesn't appear to be serious.
- I thought Paul Gaustad played one of his better games this season and hopefully he will be able to build on his performance. I might be in the minority but I think Goose has struggled this season.
- I still think the Sabres could win the division but for the first time I am starting to panic. They need to turn their game around quickly or the Sens could run away with the division.
- It was nice to see Derek Roy finally get a goal but will this be something to build on or will he disappear again? I don't have the answer to this question. I have been a supporter or Roy for a long time but his play has not been good recently.
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