Sabres rally, beat Montreal

February 16, 2011 Updated Feb 16, 2011 at 12:59 AM EDT

By WKBW News


Sabres rally, beat Montreal

February 16, 2011 Updated Feb 16, 2011 at 12:59 AM EDT

Montreal ( It was mission accomplished for the Sabres in Montreal. Goaltender Ryan Miller got a rest, Jhonas Enroth stood tall in net, and Jochen Hecht played the hero, to help the Sabres to a 3-2 shootout victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday.

Enroth, in his first start for the Sabres since late November, made 32 saves in the victory. The win moved Buffalo within 2 points of 8th place in the Eastern Conference. The Sabres host Toronto on Wednesday.

Trailing 2-0 in the second period the Sabres would pull within a goal when Drew Stafford scored his ninth tally in the last five games. Jason Pominville would then tie the contest at two in the third period with his 13th goal of the season.

The game would skate even tied at two through overtime, and into a shootout where the Sabres once again would have to battle from behind.

David Desharnais and Toma Plekanec would put Montreal up 2-0 in the shootout. Thomas Vanek then pulled the Sabres within one, Enroth would stop Brian Gionta, and Tyler Ennis would tie things at two when he beat Carey Price with the wristshot.

The shootout would skate into the 10th round tied at three. The Canadiens James Wisniewski would miss over the net on Enroth, giving Jochen Hecht a chance to seal the win for the Sabres. The forward didn't disappoint. Hecht skated in and beat Price for the game winner, as the Sabres came from behind to earn the victory.

Ryan Miller did not dress for the game, ending a streak of 31 consecutive starts.

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