Buffalo 6, Boston 0

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 33-17-1-1 17-9-1-1 16-8-0-0 L1
Buffalo 23-24-3-3 12-9-3-3 11-15-0-0 W2


Captain Jason Pominville tallied twice to snap a six-game goalless drought and Ryan Miller turned aside all 36 shots he faced as the Buffalo Sabres breezed to a 6-0 home victory over the Boston Bruins on Wednesday.
Tyler Ennis, Patrick Kaleta, Drew Stafford and defenseman Christian Ehrhoff also tallied for Buffalo, which improved to 4-0-1 in its last five games overall and 5-0-4 in its last nine home contests.
With Lindy Ruff watching from the coach's box while nursing three broken ribs, the Sabres wasted little time taking the battle to the Bruins.
After Ehrhoff's shot from the point deflected off Gregory Campbell's stick to open the scoring, Pominville doubled the advantage nearly 8 1/2 minutes later. Ville Leino skated down the left wing, spun and backhanded a centering feed to Pominville, who finished the play with a backhander off the right post and into the net.
The fast start was more than enough for Miller, who preserved his third shutout of the season and 25th career by stopping 17 shots in the third period.
Ennis then ended Tuukka Rask's night 1:52 into the second period by slipping a backhander past the netminder. Rask stopped seven of 10 shots before being pulled for the third time in his career.

Top Game Performances

Boston   Buffalo
N/A Points Jason Pominville 2
N/A Goals Jason Pominville 2
N/A Assists Ville Leino 2
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Tim Thomas .842 Save Percentage Ryan Miller 1.000
Tim Thomas 16 Saves Ryan Miller 36

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Boston 36 0 0-0 2-2 57 45
Buffalo 29 6 0-2 0-0 33 21

Upcoming Games

  • Buffalo will play its next game at home against Dallas. The Sabres have a W/L % of .364 after a win and .484 after a loss.
  • Boston will play its next game at home against Nashville. The Bruins have a W/L % of .588 after a win and .722 after a loss.
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