There were problems with Zdeno Chara before the Buffalo Sabres game against the Boston Bruins. Just a couple of days earlier, Chara’s physical approach to the game led him to a hit which left an opponent with a broken vertebra and a horrible concussion. As a result, the Montreal Police has started an investigation of the incident. However, Chara continued playing as usual. Odds.
“It’s something I very much appreciate,” Chara said. “I don’t see any reason to change my game or my style of play. I’m going to continue to play physical and play hard.”
The game started with both teams fighting to grab a first goal. The game was very physical and right before the 3 minute mark, Cody McCormick and Gregory Campbell got 5 minute penalties for fighting each other. Fighting aside, the Boston Bruins finally managed to grab the lead 6 seconds before the 9 minute mark. It was Nathan Horton with the shot, and his goal was the only one of the first period.
“Obviously, his state of mind is not at best, which is normal,” Claude Julien, Boston Bruins coach, stated about Zdeno Chara. “You understand what’s going on. It’s not easy but, like I said, I thought he handled himself well tonight.” Scores.
The second period was even rougher than the first. The players kept harassing each other, and it looked like they can’t wait for a fight to break out, it finally happened in the 19th minute. Well, actually 2 fights broke out and 4 players were sent off for 5 minutes. Besides fighting, we have also had a lot more scoring than in the first period. First Mark Recchi rifled a shot in the 11th minute and got the Bruins a 2 goal advantage. 30 seconds later, Tyler Ennis finally scored one for the Sabres and the game was getting hotter and hotter. Enis also added an assist to his goal in the 19th minute, when Thomas Vanek leveled the score. So the second period ended 2-2.
In the third period, all the players looked a lot more focused on winning, there were hardly any penalties and both teams looked determined to win. Gregory Campbell got the lead back for the Boston Bruins 18 seconds after the 2 minute mark. His goal was greeted with a lot of joy from the Boston fans, but their happiness would be short-lived. Brad Boyes assisted Tim Connolly and 3 minutes later it was all leveled again. That was the score of the third period so this one had to go to overtime. The same Brad Boyes got the goal 44 seconds after the 3 minute mark, and the Sabres managed to win after trailing for most of the game. Las Vegas odds.
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