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Thursday December 23, 1971
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NHL game summary from December 23, 1971



Team123F
Boston Bruins (21-6-4) 1 2 1 4
Buffalo Sabres (7-21-7) 1 1 2 4
1: BOS, Derek Sanderson 5 (Reggie Leach, Dallas Smith), 7:48
   BUF, Rick Martin 22 (Eddie Shack, Gilbert Perreault), 11:21 - PP
2: BOS, Reggie Leach 6 (Derek Sanderson), :47
   BOS, Phil Esposito 26 (Ken Hodge), 2:04
   BUF, Gilbert Perreault 15 (Rick Martin, Chris Evans), 11:42
3: BUF, Gilbert Perreault 16 (Jim Watson), :19
   BUF, Mike Byers 7 (Gilbert Perreault), 4:34
   BOS, Ken Hodge 9 (Phil Esposito, Bobby Orr), 5:34

Penalties:

1: Bobby Orr, BOS [Hi-sticking] 9:51
   Eddie Shack, BUF [Hooking] 15:35
   John McKenzie, BOS [Interference] 16:06
2: Chris Evans, BUF [Hooking] 6:33
   Phil Esposito, BOS [Fighting] 19:38
3: Larry Hillman, BUF [Fighting] 19:38

Penalty time: BOS: 9 minutes
              BUF: 9 minutes

BOS Player Data#PosGoalsAssistsPointsPIM+/-Shots
Eddie Johnston 1 G 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bobby Orr 4 D 0 1 1 2 0 4
Ted Green 6 D 0 0 0 0 1 0
Phil Esposito 7 C 1 1 2 5 2 5
Ken Hodge 8 RW 1 1 2 0 1 5
Johnny Bucyk 9 LW 0 0 0 0 -1 1
Rick Smith 10 D 0 0 0 0 0 2
Mike Walton 11 C 0 0 0 0 1 2
Wayne Cashman 12 LW 0 0 0 0 2 3
Garnet "Ace" Bailey 14 LW 0 0 0 0 -1 1
Derek Sanderson 16 C 1 1 2 0 1 4
Fred Stanfield 17 LW 0 0 0 0 -2 1
Ed Westfall 18 RW 0 0 0 0 0 0
John McKenzie 19 RW 0 0 0 2 -1 7
Dallas Smith 20 D 0 1 1 0 1 0
Don Marcotte 21 LW 0 0 0 0 -1 0
Matt Ravlich 23 D 0 0 0 0 0 2
Reggie Leach 27 RW 1 1 2 0 2 2
TOTAL   (12 forwards, 5 defensemen)539

BUF Player Data#PosGoalsAssistsPointsPIM+/-Shots
Jim Watson 2 D 0 1 1 0 0 1
Larry Hillman 5 D 0 0 0 5 -1 1
Al Hamilton 6 D 0 0 0 0 0 1
Rick Martin 7 LW 1 1 2 0 0 6
Danny Lawson 9 RW 0 0 0 0 -1 1
Phil Goyette 10 C 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gilbert Perreault 11 C 2 2 4 0 0 6
Mike Byers 12 RW 1 0 1 0 0 3
Gerry Meehan 15 C 0 0 0 0 0 1
Ron Anderson 16 RW 0 0 0 0 0 2
Kevin O'Shea 18 RW 0 0 0 0 -1 0
Steve Atkinson 19 RW 0 0 0 0 0 4
Don Luce 20 C 0 0 0 0 -1 0
Ray McKay 22 D 0 0 0 0 0 1
Eddie Shack 23 LW 0 1 1 2 0 0
Chris Evans 24 D 0 1 1 2 -1 0
Craig Ramsay 25 LW 0 0 0 0 0 1
Dave Dryden 30 G 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL   (12 forwards, 5 defensemen)-528

Shots: BOS: 17- 9-13-39
       BUF: 11- 8- 9-28

Goalies: BOS: Eddie Johnston (T, 12-3-2)
         BUF: Dave Dryden (T, 1-4-1)

Referee: Bill Friday
Linesmen: John D'Amico, Ron Finn

Attendance: 15,360



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