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Boston Bruins Collapse in Third Period in Loss to Buffalo Sabres

February 15th, 2013 at 10:37 PM
By Tim ODonnell

The Boston Bruins were given a taste of their own medicine tonight. After coming from behind in the third period against the New York Rangers, the Bruins let the Buffalo Sabres comeback and take a 4-2 win in Buffalo.

The Bruins entered the third period up 2-1 off goals from Rich Peverley and Dougie Hamilton's first NHL goal. But things fell apart quickly. After looking completely out-of-sorts in the second, the Sabres started the third with a renewed energy and had the Bruins on their heels.

It didn't take long for the Bruins to fall behind. Tyler Myers tied the game just over two minutes into the third. About seven minutes later, with the Bruins playing sloppy defensively, Christian Ehrhoff gave the Sabres the lead for good. Cody Hodgson would add the final tally just under three minutes later.

While Anton Khudobin was not to blame for all the goals, he was on Hodgson's goal. Khudobin left a little too much room next to the post and allowed Hodgson to slip it in. Both Ehrhoff and Myers' goals were a result of poor play from the Bruins.

Hamilton assisted on Peverley's goal for his second career multi-point game. While the game turned ugly in the third, Hamilton was still a bright spot. Along with defensive partner Dennis Seidenberg, the two were the only Bruins defensemen not to be on the ice for a goal against. 

Hamilton's goal also came on the power play, giving the Bruins a power play goal in two straight games against the Sabres. If only the Bruins could score on the power play against every other team.

Tags: Anton Khudobin, Boston, Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres, Christian Ehrhoff, Cody Hodgson, Dennis Seidenberg, Dougie Hamilton, Hockey, NHL, Rich Peverley, Tyler Myers

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