Sabres Steal 3-2 OT Victory Over Habs

Sabres Steal 3-2 OT Victory Over Habs

The Buffalo Sabres met up with the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec Saturday night. The Sabres ironically defeated the Detroit Red Wings the previous night by the exact same score as tonight. The hero that night was Kyle Okposo with the overtime game winner. Tonight, however, there were two heroes. G Robin Lehner for “The Save” and Zach Bogosian for the game winner.

Montreal opened the scoring in this contest at 3:54 of the second period as Artturi Lehkonen scored his 11th of the season from Paul Byron. That lead held up for less than one minute when Brian Gionta tapped in his 10th of the campaign assisted by Evander Kane. The Canadiens regained the lead on a goal by Phillip Danault with his 10th of the season and was helped by Jeff Petry and Max Pacioretty. Montreal would hold the 2-1 lead on the scoreboard as well as a 28-23 advantage on the shot clock after 40 minutes of play.

It would take 11:53 into the third period before Sabres Defensemen Cody Franson fired a screen shot that eluded Montreal netminder Carey Price to bring the score to where it ultimately ended up as the final horn sounded, two apiece. Ryan O’Reilly picked up the lone assist on the play. So, for the second straight night the Buffalo Sabres were headed to a place they’ve had little success, but sometimes the Hockey God follows you from rink to rink.

At 1:48 of the overtime period Zach Bogosian with his 1st of the season and 2nd OT winner of his career scored with Ryan O’Reilly and Evander Kane assisting on the play. It is amazing how things turn out your way in some games.

Earlier in the extra session G Robin Lehner made a spectacular save that kept the Canadiens from taking the game. “It happened pretty fast. It was nice to feel it in my glove,” Lehner said. “I was surprised. Radulov did it twice to me today, came across the center of the ice and kept me going with him before he passed it back against the grain. He’s a very good player and I was just fortunate I got back.”

The Sabres next opponent will be the Nashville Predators Tuesday night at 8:00 p.m. in Nashville as they are still in the midst of a four-game road trip.
Brian Gionta Goal

Cody Franson Goal

Here is the Huge Robin Lehner save that prolonged OT

Zach Bogosian Goal

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