Habs fought back in a losing cause.
The Montreal Canadiens were facing the Buffalo Sabres yesterday and forgot to play with intensity during the first period. The Sabres took advantage of the situation to take a 2-0 lead, en route to a 4-2 victory.
Montreal played better as the match went on, Chris Higgins gave the first spark to Montreal as he scored during the second period to reduce the score to 2-1. Then Tomas Plekanec tied the game at 2-2 on a nice play that gave hope to the Montreal fans. Despite playing a poor game, the Habs were back in the game.
The turning point of the game came late in the third period as Mike Komisarek made a diving play to push the puck out of his defensive zone. While diving for the play, Komisarek touched his opponent's skates who fell in a theatrical fashion. The referee fell for his comedy and awarded a penalty to Komisarek. The Sabres took advantage of the bad call to score the winning goal during the power play. The Sabres eventually scored a fourth goal into the empty net during the last minute of the game.
Carey Price did well in net for Montreal but it wasn't enough for the win. Both teams square off once again tonight, this time at the Bell centre in Montreal. This is the opportunity for the Habs to avenge yesterday's loss. Christobal Huet will be in net for Montreal.
(Picture: Canadian Press.)