Sabres Rally to Beat Penguins in Overtime
Connor Sheary came up big against his former team with a pair of goals and an assist including the game winner in overtime as the Buffalo Sabres rallied from down 3-2 to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins Friday night at KeyBank Center. Sheary's goal with 49 seconds left in overtime gave the Sabres their second overtime win over the Penguins this season.
The Penguins dominated at times, especially in the second period when they had four power play chances and scored twice. Both Pittsburgh power play goals came after another former Penguin Scott Wilson was assessed a double minor for high sticking.
But the Sabres stuck with their game and finally tied it when Brandon Montour scored from the blue line with 2:32 left to play in the third period. It was his first goal as a Sabre and his second point of the night to go along with an assist on Sheary's earlier goal.
Captain Jack Eichel opened the scoring to extend his point streak to seven games. Linus Ullmark had a great game in goal stopping 41 of 44 shots including some tricky ones in overtime.
It's the seventh time this season the Sabres have come back to win when trailing after two periods. That's tied with Montreal and Calgary for most in the NHL.
Once again the Sabres will look to win back to back games for the first time since mid December when they play the Maple Leafs in Toronto on Saturday night.