The Bruins played great for most of Friday, but couldn’t cross the finish line in the matter they’d prefer.

The Sabres played like a desperate team during the third period, catching the Bruins off-guard and scoring three unanswered goals. That turned a one-goal lead into a two-goal loss, and after the game — the Bruins’ second trip to Buffalo in a week — Shawn Thornton was left wondering where his team’s effort had gone.

Check out Naoko Funayama‘s postgame report for NESN Daily in the video above.