Grigorenko's SO goal lifts Sabres over Canadiens

Associated Press | Monday, 09.16.2013 / 10:18 AM

MONTREAL (AP) - Mikhail Grigorenko's shootout goal lifted the Buffalo Sabres to a 5-4 win over the Montreal Canadiens in the preseason opener for both teams on Sunday night.

Grigorenko beat Zachary Fucale with a backhand on Buffalo's second attempt in the tiebreaker.

The Sabres, who never led, erased four one-goal deficits. Colton Gillies got the Sabres even at 4 with 4:24 left in regulation.

Zemgus Girgensons scored two goals in the second for Buffalo, making it 3-3 at 11:51 on the first shot faced by Fucale. Jamie McBain also scored for the Sabres.

Michael Bournival scored twice for the Canadiens. Martin St-Pierre netted Montreal's second power-play goal at 12:59 into the third to give the Canadiens a 4-3 lead.

Erik Nystrom added a power-play goal for Montreal.

Scoring Summary
1st Period
15:18MTL Michael Bournival (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Michael McCarron (1), Jarred Tinordi (1) 1 - 0 MTL
2nd Period
00:58BUF SHG - Zemgus Girgensons (1) Wrist shot - ASST: NONE 1 - 1 Tie
02:00MTL Michael Bournival (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Martin St Pierre (1), Greg Pateryn (1) 2 - 1 MTL
03:52BUF Jamie McBain (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Steve Ott (1), Ville Leino (1) 2 - 2 Tie
09:37MTL PPG - Erik Nystrom (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Jarred Tinordi (2), Greg Pateryn (2) 3 - 2 MTL
11:51BUF Zemgus Girgensons (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Kevin Porter (1), Mark Pysyk (1) 3 - 3 Tie
3rd Period
12:59MTL PPG - Martin St Pierre (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Michael McCarron (2), Greg Pateryn (3) 4 - 3 MTL
15:36BUF Colton Gillies (1) Backhand shot - ASST: Rasmus Ristolainen (1), Cody McCormick (1) 4 - 4 Tie
OT Period
1MTLAlex Galchenyuk - Save
2BUFDrew Stafford - Save
3MTLMartin Reway - Missed
4BUFMikhail Grigorenko - Goal
5MTLBrendan Gallagher - Missed
Shootout Summary
RNDMontréal CanadiensBuffalo Sabres
1Alex GalchenyukDrew Stafford
2Martin RewayMikhail Grigorenko
3Brendan Gallagher
Three Stars of the Game
Michael Bournival
Michael Bournival
G: 2Shots: 2
A: 0Hits: 3
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 16:39
Zemgus Girgensons
Zemgus Girgensons
G: 2Shots: 4
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 2
+/-: 2TOI: 19:20
Martin St Pierre
Martin St Pierre
G: 1Shots: 1
A: 1Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 2
+/-: 1TOI: 16:00
Penalty Summary
1st Period
19:38MTL Jarred Tinordi  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Cody McCormick
19:38BUF Cody McCormick  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Jarred Tinordi
19:38BUF Cody McCormick served by Luke Adam  Instigator  - 2 min against  Jarred Tinordi
19:38BUF Cody McCormick  Misconduct (10 min)  - 10 min
2nd Period
08:15BUF Zemgus Girgensons  Interference on goalkeeper  - 2 min against  Peter Budaj
12:45MTL Raphael Diaz  Holding  - 2 min against  Steve Ott
16:17MTL Michael McCarron  Hooking  - 2 min against  Colton Gillies
3rd Period
01:29MTL Sebastian Collberg  Holding  - 2 min against  Johan Larsson
05:13BUF Cody McCormick  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Davis Drewiske
05:13MTL Davis Drewiske  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Cody McCormick
05:13BUF Cody McCormick served by Luke Adam  Roughing  - 2 min against  Davis Drewiske
08:53BUF Steve Ott  Roughing  - 2 min against  Martin St Pierre
08:53MTL Martin St Pierre  Roughing  - 2 min against  Steve Ott
10:41BUF Nikita Zadorov  Roughing  - 2 min against  Brendan Gallagher
10:41BUF Patrick Kaleta  Roughing  - 2 min against  Alex Galchenyuk
10:41BUF Patrick Kaleta served by Luke Adam  Roughing  - 2 min against  Alex Galchenyuk
10:41MTL Brendan Gallagher  Roughing  - 2 min against  Patrick Kaleta
13:11MTL Davis Drewiske  Holding  - 2 min against  Kevin Porter
15:36BUF Patrick Kaleta  Diving  - 2 min against  Brandon Prust
15:36MTL Brandon Prust  Cross checking  - 2 min against  Patrick Kaleta
16:04BUF Mike Weber  Roughing  - 2 min against  Brendan Gallagher
OT Period
00:19BUF Johan Larsson  Holding  - 2 min against  Lars Eller
shots by period
Team Stats
Power Plays0/42/7
Faceoff Wins2934
Blocked Shots1225
Penalty Minutes4024
3M. PysykD0102021:55
4J. McBainD1012023:21
6M. WeberD0010220:45
8C. McCormickC0111245:22
9S. OttC0102220:36
12K. PorterC0101016:38
20H. TallinderD0002019:08
21D. StaffordR0001018:33
22J. LarssonL0011218:22
23V. LeinoL0111016:45
25M. GrigorenkoC0000015:55
28Z. GirgensonsC2024219:20
36P. KaletaR001367:35
55R. RistolainenD0102023:22
61N. ZadorovD0022221:36
65B. FlynnC0000015:41
70C. GilliesC100209:17
72L. AdamC00-11010:07
1J. Enroth1013.76929:37
31M. Hackett1112.91735:23
8B. PrustL00-30216:42
11B. GallagherR00-14217:16
24J. TinordiD0202523:08
25M. McCarronR0212214:48
27A. GalchenyukC00-11018:13
36M. NygrenD00-22023:11
38S. CollbergR00-20214:27
44D. DrewiskeD0000716:51
46M. LashoffD00-11016:50
49M. BournivalL2022016:39
52E. NystromL1001011:06
57M. St PierreC1111216:00
58S. AndrighettoR000309:03
61R. DiazD00-21227:24
64G. PaterynD0313022:54
81L. EllerC00-10018:06
82P. HollandR0002011:06
89M. RewayL00-20014:16
30P. Budaj1012.83329:37
70Z. Fucale1315.86735:23