NHL Game Summary - Buffalo at Montreal|
(Saturday, December 7th)
Final Score: Montreal 3, Buffalo 2
Montreal, QC (SportsNetwork.com) - Brandon Prust and Tomas Plekanec both
tallied a goal and an assist as the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Buffalo
Sabres, 3-2, at Bell Centre.
Alex Galchenyuk also lit the lamp and Travis Moen tallied two assists for
Montreal. Carey Price turned aside 23 shots as the Canadiens continued their
winning ways with their fifth straight victory.
"There was no intensity in the first and that is why I started the fourth line
in the second and they responded 19 seconds later. They were physical, they
were intense and showed some leadership," said Montreal head coach Michel
Tyler Ennis had a goal and an assist for the Sabres and Zemgus Girgensons
accounted for the team's other goal. Buffalo has now lost eight of its last
Jhonas Enroth allowed three goals on 19 shots in the defeat.
"I could've come up with one of those saves. It wasn't good enough tonight.
All three were one-timers, but I think I could have stopped one of those
goals," said Enroth.
After a scoreless first period, Prust got the Canadiens on the board with a
wrist shot 19 seconds into the second for his third goal of the season.
Ennis took a dish from Christian Ehrhoff in the corner and blasted a shot past
Price from the right circle to tie the game at 8:35 of the second.
Montreal would score two quick goals near the end of the period. Prust tracked
the puck down behind the net and found Plekanec streaking towards it. Plekanec
then wristed a shot past Enroth for his 11th of the season at 17:44.
Twenty-three seconds later, Galchenyuk made it 3-1. Plekanec threw a heavy hit
to force a turnover and raced into the Buffalo zone, where he dished a pass
back to Andrei Markov. Galchenyuk took a pass from Markov at the right of
Enroth and lifted the puck over the netminder.
Girgensons made a great individual effort to get Buffalo closer just over four
minutes into the third. He battled his way past P.K. Subban to cut to the
front of the Montreal net and slid the puck past Price while falling to the
Buffalo will face Ottawa at home on Tuesday and Montreal will host Los Angeles
that same night ... Buffalo was 7-1-0 in its last eight visits to Montreal
coming into the game ... Both teams went 0-for-1 on the power play.
12/07 22:35:08 ET