Buffalo (WKBW) It was a back and forth kind of night for the Buffalo Sabres. But it was also the kind of night that Sabre fans have dreaded, leaving the First Niagara Center after a loss.
The home team struck first in the opening period, as Robyn Regehr blasted home his first ever goal as a Buffalo Sabre from the point, putting the Sabres up 1-0. But the Canadiens would respond on the power play, as Tomas Kaberle evened things up at one with his second goal of the year.
Tyler Meyers, playing in his 200th career NHL game, would get on the score sheet, as he ripped a shot over Carey Price's shoulder to put the Sabres back up 2-1. But the Canadiens would respond, as Scott Gomez scored his second of the year on the power play just before the first period ended.
The second period would be a back and forth affair until Montreal grabbed its first lead of the night, as Chris Campoli beat Ryan Miller, putting the Habs up 3-2. It would take until 8 minutes left in the final period for the Sabres to respond, as Tyler Ennis found the puck on his stick in front and buried it to tie things at three.
After an overtime full of Sabres chances, including a power play, the tie game would head to a shootout. After giving up a goal and failing to score after two shooters, David Desharnais would beat Ryan Miller for the game deciding goal.
Montreal wins 4-3 in a shootout.
Next up for the Sabres is a Sunday matinee against the Pittsburgh Penguins.