Buffalo 3 - Montreal 2 (SO)
A very evenely matched back and forth game had to be decided in the shootout yesterday at the Bell Centre as the Buffalo Sabres defeated the Montreal Canadiens 3-2. The Habs played a solid game against the 1st place team as this could be an intense matchup if those two teams would end up face to face in the playoffs.
After leading 1-0 and 2-1 the Sabres allowed Sheldon Souray to score on the power play to even up the score in the 3rd period. Then Souray left the game with a wrist injury after being pounded in the boards. His case is to be evaluated this week by the medical staff.
Daniel Briere and Thomas Vanek scored for Buffalo in the shootout and only Alex Kovalev could score on the winning goaltender Ryan Miller.