Buffalo Sabres Beat Montreal For Second Straight Overtime Win
It was a goaltender's duel in Montreal Saturday night and for a change the Buffalo Sabres' goaltender emerged as the winner as the Sabres beat the Candiens 3-2 in overtime. Zach Bogosian's first goal of the season on a pass from Ryan O'Reilly was the game winner as the Sabres avenged an opening night loss to the Canadiens.
The story of the game was the goaltending. The Canadiens' Carey Price and the Sabres' Robin Lehner were spectacular especially late in the game and in overtime. Price stopped three straight shots by the Sabres in the final 60 seconds of regulation including one by Rasmus Ristoleinen that looked like a sure goal.
Lehner came up with an incredible save in overtime that was labeled but somehow made the stop. Moments later Bogosian scored to win it. Lehner finished with 36 saves while Carey lost for the fifth time in six games.
For the second night in a row the Sabres never led until winning it in overtime. Brian Gionta tied it 1-1 in the second period after the Canadiens opened the scoring. Then with six minutes to play defenseman Cody Franson scored his second of the season to tie it 2-2 to set up the overtime.
So the Sabres finish the week winning three out of four games with the one loss coming Tuesday night in Toronto. Next up for the Sabres is a trip to Nashville.