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Sabres Vs. Bruins Recap: Welcome To 7th Place

The Sabres have been racking up the points on the longest road trip of the year with the latest two points coming against the Boston Bruins. The Sabres came back from two goals down to tie the game and eventually Brad Boyes got the game winner in overtime. The Sabres are now tied with the New York Rangers with two games in hand and are two points ahead of the Hurricanes with the total number of games left equal. The Sabres finish off this road trip with a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday and then turn around and play the Senators on Sunday. 

- The Sabres ended up with 45 shots on goal, 22 of those came in the second period alone. Tim Thomas made 41 saves in the losing effort for the Bruins. Both Mike Grier and Thomas Vanek led the Sabres in shots with five a piece. The Bruins had 29 shots on goal with Ryan Miller making 26 saves. Mark Recchi led the Bruins with seven shots on goal. 

- The Sabres had seven powerplay chances, including two different five on three opportunities, and they converted on only two of those chances. The Sabres couldn't convert until their fifth powerplay chance late in the second period and then again early in the third period. The Sabres only gave up three powerplay chances and didn't allow the Bruins to convert on them. 

- Drew Stafford only played 13:50 in this game and only took one shift in the third period. He was held out to what is being ruled as a hamstring strain from coach Lindy Ruff after the game. With Jochen Hecht expecting to return against the Maple Leafs, if Stafford can't go Mark Mancari should stay with the team. Mancari only has one assist in six games with the Sabres this season and six career points in 21 NHL games over three seasons with the Sabres. 

- In scoreboard watching tomorrow, the Carolina Hurricanes will face off against the Washington Capitals while the Devils and Thrashers will face off in a game that has minor consequence to the Sabres. 

For those of you who missed the game, check out the highlights below: