FINAL OT
WSH
3
CBJ
4
FINAL
DET
2
PIT
3
FINAL OT
NYR
1
NJD
2
FINAL
TOR
4
PHI
2
FINAL
STL
4
TBL
3
FINAL OT
BOS
1
OTT
2
FINAL
BUF
3
MTL
1
FINAL
SJS
6
ANA
1
FINAL
LAK
3
PHX
2
FINAL SO
PHX
2
LAK
1
BUF
MTL

25 SOG
24 SOG

Sabres 3, Canadiens 1

Associated Press | Wednesday, 09.21.2011 / 10:14 PM

MONTREAL (AP) - Christian Ehrhoff had a goal and an assist to lead the Buffalo Sabres to a 3-1 preseason victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night.

Jason Pominville opened the scoring 15:31 in when he finished off a centering pass from Ehrhoff, who made his Sabres debut. Ehrhoff restored Buffalo's one-goal lead 6:07 into the third when he snapped a shot past Robert Mayer to make it 2-1.

"He's got a really good shot," Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said. "I thought probably again tonight there were some opportunities we passed up, we passed some plays around, but you don't usually have to tell him to shoot. He's a shooter and he can sling it with a wrist shot and he can hit it pretty hard with a slap shot."

Tyler Ennis got an empty-net goal in the final seconds.

Ryan Miller stopped all 11 shots he faced in his first preseason start. Jhonas Enroth made 12 saves in relief for his second straight win.

P.K. Subban scored a power-play goal for Montreal late in the second.

Canadiens left wing Max Pacioretty played for the first time since he suffered a broken vertebra on a devastating hit by Boston's Zdeno Chara on March 8.

"It's such a good feeling just to be out there again," said Pacioretty, who was given a big cheer when he stepped on the ice for his first shift. "No big hits given or received but the bumps are I think what's really going to make my neck react so we'll see how it feels tomorrow."

1st2nd3rdT
BUF
MTL
Scoring Summary
1st Period
15:31BUF Jason Pominville (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Christian Ehrhoff (1), Derek Roy (1) 1 - 0 BUF
2nd Period
18:36MTL PPG - P.K. Subban (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Nathan Beaulieu (1), Brendan Gallagher (1) 1 - 1 Tie
3rd Period
06:07BUF Christian Ehrhoff (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Marc-Andre Gragnani (1), Thomas Vanek (1) 2 - 1 BUF
19:57BUF EN - Tyler Ennis (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Ville Leino (1) 3 - 1 BUF
Penalty Summary
1st Period
05:54MTL P.K. Subban  Roughing  - 2 min against  Ville Leino
12:13BUF Matt Ellis  Boarding  - 2 min against  Mathieu Darche
17:06BUF Marcus Foligno  Holding  - 2 min against  Mathieu Darche
2nd Period
00:50BUF Luke Adam  Hooking  - 2 min against  P.K. Subban
03:29MTL Jaroslav Spacek  Hooking  - 2 min against  Thomas Vanek
07:04MTL Hunter Bishop  Holding the stick  - 2 min against  Tyler Myers
10:01BUF Robyn Regehr  Hi-sticking  - 2 min against  Alexander Avtsin
17:48BUF Luke Adam  Hooking  - 2 min against  Josh Gorges
3rd Period
10:00BUF Zack Kassian  Boarding  - 2 min against  Aaron Palushaj
shots by period
PeriodBUFMTL
1st88
2nd98
3rd88
Total2524
Team Stats
CategoryBUFMTL
Power Plays0/31/6
Hits1520
Faceoff Wins2821
Giveaways1210
Takeaways48
Blocked Shots166
Penalty Minutes126
  • BUFFALO
  • MONTREAL
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9D. RoyC0122017:35
10C. EhrhoffD1124022:41
17M. GragnaniD0120019:17
21D. StaffordR0012018:42
22B. BoyesR0000013:12
23V. LeinoL0110016:03
24R. RegehrD0010219:06
26T. VanekL0122016:26
29J. PominvilleR1025017:03
37M. EllisL000229:28
42N. GerbeL0001014:15
54Z. KassianR000128:49
57T. MyersD0011023:17
63T. EnnisC1012015:46
67D. PerssonD0000017:36
72L. AdamC0003411:58
73D. SchiestelD0000018:21
82M. FolignoL000029:44
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
1J. Enroth1213.92327:07
30R. Miller11111.00032:46
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
6J. SpacekD0000219:38
21B. GiontaR00-33021:14
24A. HenryD00-10013:07
26J. GorgesD00-10022:40
32T. MoenL0000014:30
36A. AvtsinR0001011:29
37G. DumontC0002010:00
38H. BishopL000023:48
40N. BeaulieuD01-22027:15
48P. DesimoneC000008:43
51D. DesharnaisC00-30021:15
52M. DarcheL00-11016:33
60A. PalushajR0001011:59
62F. St-DenisD0000015:45
63A. EngqvistC0001014:41
67M. PaciorettyL00-36023:16
73B. GallagherR0103017:00
76P. SubbanD10-24222:13
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
30P. Budaj1415.93329:57
65R. Mayer89.88928:57