Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask began the game with terrific numbers – 4-3, 2.28 goals-against average and a.931 save percentage – against the Sabres. But the 24-year-old performed terribly Wednesday, stopping only seven of 10 shots before getting yanked for Tim Thomas 1:52 into the second period.
The Bruins had one chance strong chance to swing the momentum.
At 8:20, Lucic beat Miller in front. But the official ruled Rich Peverley interfered with Miller, disallowing the goal.
Miller, who made 36 saves, traces the call back to Lucic’s November thump.
“I think it might’ve been Boston couldn’t touch me,” he said. “Just the way things have played out in the last few months. I definitely got the benefit there. I’m not going to complain there.”