Montreal, QC (SportsNetwork.com) – Brian Flynn tied the game late in the third
period to force overtime and produced the lone goal of the shootout as the
Buffalo Sabres finished off a home-and-home sweep of the Montreal Canadiens
with a 4-3 victory on Saturday.
After each team’s first four shootout participants were unsuccessful, Tomas
Plekanec followed suit for Montreal as Jhonas Enroth calmly turned aside his
offering with a stick save.
Flynn put an end to the skills competition with a shot into an open net off a
slick backhand-forehand deke past a sliding Dustin Tokarski.
Zemgus Girgensons and Chris Stewart also scored in regulation for the Sabres,
who defeated Montreal 2-1 on Friday. Enroth turned aside 41 shots and stopped
five more in the shootout.
Brendan Gallagher, Max Pacioretty and Lars Eller all lit the lamp for
Montreal, which has lost its last three games. Tokarski made 23 saves in