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Grigorenko's SO goal lifts Sabres over Canadiens

Monday, 09.16.2013 / 10:18 AM

Associated Press

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Grigorenko's SO goal lifts Sabres over Canadiens
Buffalo Sabres 5, Montréal Canadiens 4
Three Stars of the Game
Michael Bournival
1st
G: 2Shots: 2
A: 0Hits: 3
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 16:39
Zemgus Girgensons
2nd
Zemgus Girgensons
C
G: 2Shots: 4
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 2
+/-: 2TOI: 19:20
Martin St Pierre
3rd
G: 1Shots: 1
A: 1Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 2
+/-: 1TOI: 16:00

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.

SEE ALSO:
Beyond their years
Game Highlights: Canadiens-Sabres
Boxscore: Canadiens-Sabres
The Numbers Game – September 15, 2013

scoring summary
1st Period
15:18
MTL
Michael Bournival (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Michael McCarron (1), Jarred Tinordi (1)
1 - 0 MTL
2nd Period
00:58
BUF
SHG - Zemgus Girgensons (1) Wrist shot - ASST: NONE
1 - 1 Tie
02:00
MTL
Michael Bournival (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Martin St Pierre (1), Greg Pateryn (1)
2 - 1 MTL
03:52
BUF
Jamie McBain (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Steve Ott (1), Ville Leino (1)
2 - 2 Tie
09:37
MTL
PPG - Erik Nystrom (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Jarred Tinordi (2), Greg Pateryn (2)
3 - 2 MTL
11:51
BUF
Zemgus Girgensons (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Kevin Porter (1), Mark Pysyk (1)
3 - 3 Tie
3rd Period
12:59
MTL
PPG - Martin St Pierre (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Michael McCarron (2), Greg Pateryn (3)
4 - 3 MTL
15:36
BUF
Colton Gillies (1) Backhand shot - ASST: Rasmus Ristolainen (1), Cody McCormick (1)
4 - 4 Tie
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
RNDMTLBUF
1A. GalchenyukD. Stafford
2M. RewayM. Grigorenko
3B. Gallagher
penalty summary
1st Period
19:38
MTL
Jarred Tinordi  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Cody McCormick
19:38
BUF
Cody McCormick  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Jarred Tinordi
19:38
BUF
Cody McCormick served by Luke Adam  Instigator  - 2 min against  Jarred Tinordi
19:38
BUF
Cody McCormick  Misconduct (10 min)  - 10 min
2nd Period
08:15
BUF
Zemgus Girgensons  Interference on goalkeeper  - 2 min against  Peter Budaj
12:45
MTL
Raphael Diaz  Holding  - 2 min against  Steve Ott
16:17
MTL
Michael McCarron  Hooking  - 2 min against  Colton Gillies
3rd Period
01:29
MTL
Sebastian Collberg  Holding  - 2 min against  Johan Larsson
05:13
BUF
Cody McCormick  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Davis Drewiske
05:13
MTL
Davis Drewiske  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Cody McCormick
05:13
BUF
Cody McCormick served by Luke Adam  Roughing  - 2 min against  Davis Drewiske
08:53
BUF
Steve Ott  Roughing  - 2 min against  Martin St Pierre
08:53
MTL
Martin St Pierre  Roughing  - 2 min against  Steve Ott
10:41
BUF
Nikita Zadorov  Roughing  - 2 min against  Brendan Gallagher
10:41
BUF
Patrick Kaleta  Roughing  - 2 min against  Alex Galchenyuk
10:41
BUF
Patrick Kaleta served by Luke Adam  Roughing  - 2 min against  Alex Galchenyuk
10:41
MTL
Brendan Gallagher  Roughing  - 2 min against  Patrick Kaleta
13:11
MTL
Davis Drewiske  Holding  - 2 min against  Kevin Porter
15:36
BUF
Patrick Kaleta  Diving  - 2 min against  Brandon Prust
15:36
MTL
Brandon Prust  Cross checking  - 2 min against  Patrick Kaleta
16:04
BUF
Mike Weber  Roughing  - 2 min against  Brendan Gallagher
OT Period
00:19
BUF
Johan Larsson  Holding  - 2 min against  Lars Eller
goalie stats
Jhonas Enroth
Jhonas Enroth
SA: 13TOI: 29:37
GA: 3SV%: .769
Matt Hackett
Matt Hackett
SA: 12TOI: 35:23
GA: 1SV%: .917
Peter Budaj
Peter Budaj
SA: 12TOI: 29:37
GA: 2SV%: .833
Zachary Fucale
SA: 15TOI: 35:23
GA: 2SV%: .867