Bruins Come Back In Game 2 and Tie Series 1-1 With 5-3 Win

Matt BernierContributor IApril 17, 2010

BUFFALO, NY - APRIL 17: Zdeno Chara #33 and Mark Recchi #28 of the Boston Bruins celebrate Chara's goal in the second period against the Buffalo Sabres in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at HSBC Arena on April 17, 2010  in Buffalo, New York.  (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
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It was a close but unfortunate end in game one vs. the Sabres for the Boston Bruins. The only goal that went in was a Power play rebound put in by Mark Recchi. After the game Bruins coach Claude Julian said that the overall effort was good and if they are going to win game two there would need to be more traffic in front of Ryan Miller and crash the net. A win in game two would be a huge momentum swinger for the Bruins as they have both games three and four at home and in an even match up like this it’s good to take a win back to your building and have your fans to amp you up. Some concern for the Bruins who have played beater on the road than at home but it is the playoffs and with the fans behind them the Bruins will look to jump ahead in the series if they can win game two look for this Boston team to take it to Buffalo in games three and four. Boston was back at it for game two in Buffalo. The Bruins looking to take a win and a tied series back to Boston but, in the first it seemed like the Bruins were still hung over from the game one loss. Buffalo would enter the Boston zone just under three minutes into the first and Thomas Vanek would set up the Sabres big rookie Tyler Myers with the one timer that would get deflected off of Steve Begin giving the Sabres a one goal lead. Then ten minutes later Thomas Vanek would put one past Tuukka Rask extending the Buffalo lead to two and the end of the first. On to the second and Boston would not die. Two and a half minutes into the second Michael Ryder would put the puck past Ryan miller and its 2-1. Later Bergeron would set up Zedano Chara to tie this game at two. Then before the second could end Jason Pominville would snap the puck over the blocker of Tuukka Rask and the period would end with Buffalo still on top but only by one 3-2. Total shots after two periods were even at 23. Boston would need to keep up the pressure in order to get the win that would go back to Boston. In the third Boston would make a statement as they would get a four on two rush as Andrew Ference finds Ryder for his second goal of the game and this game would be tied at three. Boston would not stop there the Bruins would get a face off in the Buffalo zone and Krejci would send the puck to Zedano Chara at the point and he would get his second goal of the game giving the Bruins a 4-3 lead. Boston would continue to pressure Miller but he would stand tall trying to get his team back in the game. Buffalo would take a timeout and pull Miller hoping to send the game into overtime but the Bruins would get the puck into the Buffalo zone and Mark Recchi would seal the game for Boston with the empty net goal. The Bruins would win this game 5-3 tying the series at one and bring it back to Boston for games three and four. This was a much needed win for the Boston Bruins not only to tie the series but it was a win that could really make the next two games in Boston tilt in the Bruins favor. It’s not to say that Buffalo won’t come into Boston flat, they will continue to play physical and in the Bruins faces. Boston needs to continue to play how they did in game two in order to be successful in both games three and four.