Sabres get some revenge, earn point against the Bruins

November 24, 2011 Updated Nov 24, 2011 at 12:54 AM EDT

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Sabres get some revenge, earn point against the Bruins

November 24, 2011 Updated Nov 24, 2011 at 12:54 AM EDT

Buffalo (WKBW.com) The hockey world was watching, and the rematch with the Boston Bruins lived up to the hype. It just didn't end the way the Buffalo Sabres would have liked it to.



Bruins forward Benoit Pouliot scored in the fifth round of the shootout to edge the Sabres 4-3 on Wednesday night. The Bruins came back from a 3-1 Buffalo lead in the second period.



The top billing of the night belonged to Bruins tough guy Milan Lucic.
Lucic was facing the Sabres for the first time since the forward ran goaltender Ryan Miller back on November 12th. The Sabres had been criticized for the teams lack of response to the incident, but answered the bell on Wednesday.



Paul Gaustad decided he'd be the one to stand up to Lucic. He fought Lucic just 1:23 into the game in a contest that saw the Sabres try and set a physical tone. Robyn Regher also fought Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara later in the first period.



The Sabres took an early 2-0 lead. Christian Ehrhoff and Thomas Vanek scored on the power play. Rookie TJ Brennan gave Buffalo a 3-1 lead in the second with his first NHL goal, in his first NHL game.



Brad Marchand would move Boston back within in a goal at the 16:00 mark of the second. Chara would tie the game on the power play in the third with his 3rd goal of the year.

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