Buffalo 2, Montreal 1

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Montreal 26-17-3-0 16-6-2-0 10-11-1-0 L1
Buffalo 20-20-5-0 11-11-1-0 9-9-4-0 W1


Jason Pominville scored the game-winning goal at 1:09 of overtime and Ryan Miller made 29 saves Tuesday to lift the Buffalo Sabres to a 2-1 victory over the visiting Montreal Canadiens.

Tyler Ennis scored in regulation and assisted on the overtime goal and Thomas Vanek recorded two assists for the Sabres, who had lost their first three meetings with the Canadiens this season.

David Desharnais gave Montreal the lead at 5:19 of the first period with his second goal of the season, a power-play tally from Roman Hamrlik and James Wisniewski.

Buffalo tied the game in the second period on a man-advantage goal of its own when Ennis buried his 11th of the season from  Vanek and Tim Connolly.

Mike Cammalleri, Max Pacioretty and Jeff Halpern all left the game early with injuries and did not return, leaving Montreal with 15 skaters over the last 40 minutes.

Carey Price made 37 saves for the Canadiens.

Top Game Performances

Montreal   Buffalo
David Desharnais 1 Points Tyler Ennis 2
David Desharnais 1 Goals Tyler Ennis 1
Roman Hamrlik 1 Assists Thomas Vanek 2
David Desharnais 1 Power Play Goals Tyler Ennis 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Carey Price .949 Save Percentage Ryan Miller .967
Carey Price 37 Saves Ryan Miller 29

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Montreal 30 1 1-3 2-4 12 32
Buffalo 39 2 2-4 2-3 10 27

Upcoming Games

  • Buffalo will play its next game on the road against Boston. The Sabres have a W/L % of .300 after a win and .560 after a loss.
  • Montreal will play its next game on the road against Ottawa. The Canadiens have a W/L % of .480 after a win and .650 after a loss.
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