A back-and-forth, action-packed game in Montreal saw the Buffalo Sabres prevail over the Canadiens in overtime on Thursday, 6-5. Rasmus Ristolainen netted the winner 1:38 into the extra frame with a slapshot that beat Carey Price cleanly on the glove side. Prior to Ristolainen’s winner, Jeff Skinner netted a pair of goals in regulation, including the game-tying goal in the third period. Vladimir Sobotka also scored twice for Buffalo and Jack Eichel picked up two more assists.
After killing off an early Montreal 5-on-3 power play, the Sabres got on the board first. Sobotka scored the first of his two goals on a 2-on-1 break with Evan Rodrigues at 6:08 of the first, but the Canadiens responded a little over three minutes later on Jonathan Drouin’s fifth goal of the season. Sobotka put Buffalo back in front later in the period, with Rodrigues and Sam Reinhart, once again, picking up the assists. However, the lead was short-lived as Matthew Peca’s first goal of the season tied the score 2-2 only 10-seconds later. Read More