November 12, 2011

Post-Game Breakdown: B’s chase Miller in runaway win over Sabres

By Jesse Connolly

Final: Boston 6, Buffalo 2

Recap: After falling behind 1-0 in the first, the Bruins got a trio of goals in the second from Rich Peverley, Tyler Seguin and Nathan Horton to take a 3-1 lead into the third period.

With Ryan Miller pulled in favor of Jhonas Enroth, the B’s tacked on three more as Seguin, Chris Kelly and Brad Marchand all buried one in the final frame to lead the Bruins to yet another runaway win.

Records: Boston 8-7-0, 16 points; Buffalo 10-6-0, 20 points

Key Play of the Game: With things knotted up at one apiece, the B’s busted out with two goals in the span of 16 seconds in the second period. Seguin completed a perfectly executed 2-on-1 with Marchand, then Horton sniped one over Miller to suddenly give Boston a two-goal edge.

Connolly’s Commendations: They’ve already been covered enough by now, but you’ve to give a round of applause to linemates Seguin and Marchand for their performances. The two each had three-point nights and finished plus-3, catapulting the Bruins to yet another convincing win.

Patrice Bergeron may have only had one assist while his wingers enjoyed monstrous evenings, but the pivot was an absolute beast at the dot. No. 37 won 16-of-20 faceoffs against Buffalo, giving Boston puck possession time and time again.

Greg Campbell was equally as effective at the dot. No. 11 won 10-of-15 on the night.

Connolly’s Critiques: With so many Bruins getting in on the fun, Jordan Caron’s night looks pretty glum in comparison. The winger somehow finished with a minus-1 rating, zero points and just one shot on goal.

Notes: Benoit Pouliot was the healthy scratch after burying his first goal of the season just two games ago.

Final Thoughts: Just how good have the Bruins been of late? Over their five-game winning streak, they’ve outscored the opposition by a total of 30-10. For those counting at home, that’s six goals per game. Absurd.

Next: The Bruins will be back in action on Tuesday when they continue their homestand against the Devils.