[table “73” not found /]
- The Bruins went 1-1 on the power play tonight, and are now 5-18 on the PP (27.8% proficiency) in this series. This is the first game, in six, that Boston has lit the lamp first in a game.
- Goal: Mark Recchi took a feed from Matt Hunwick on the point, then zipped a hard pass from the half-wall to Krejci in the slot. The center tipped it past Sabres net-minder Ryan Miller low-blocker side.
- Bruins show why their penalty kiill was ranked top-3 in the NHl during the regular season, while setting a record for fastest three shorthanded goals on one penalty-kill. Sturm rang a wrister off the crossbar…followed by a Recchi and Danile Paille 2-on-1. The Bruins outshot the Sabres 2-1 on that PK, and have now successfully killed all 17 times short this series.
- The Bruins began the first half of the first period aggressive, killing the Sabres momentum from Game 5. The B’s outhit the Sabres 14-5 in the first 10, and 20-9 by the intermission.
- Speaking of Game 5 — and no shocker here — the physicality and bad-blood has carried over since their last meeting at the HSBC Arena. Zdeno Chara will begin the second period in the box for a minor roughing call — as some more funny stuff ensued once again with Paul Gaustad and Mike Grier and co.
- The Sabres had their fair share of scoring chances throughout the first 20 minutes with 14 shots on goal. But Tuukka Rask stopped all of them and continues to be the best player dressed in Black-and-Gold. Rask has accumulated a whopping .964 save-percentage at the TD Garden in this series, thus far.
Goal: Krejci (2)
Assist: Hunwick (4), Recchi (2)