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Grigorenko's SO goal lifts Sabres over Canadiens

Monday, 09.16.2013 / 7:22 AM

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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
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

Zemgus Girgensons scored twice and Mikhail Grigorenko had the lone shootout goal for the Buffalo Sabres in a 5-4 victory against the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre Sunday.

Girgensons and Grigorenko were both 2012 first-round picks by the Sabres. Both of Buffalo's 2013 first-rounders, defensemen Rasmus Ristolainen (one assist) and Nikita Zadorov, were also in the lineup for the Sabres.

"I liked a lot of our younger players and the poise that they had in an environment like this for the first time,” Sabres coach Ron Rolston said.

Jamie McBain, who arrived from Carolina in an offseason trade, and Colton Gillies, who is in camp on a tryout contract, also scored for the Sabres. Gillies tallied with 4:24 left in regulation to force overtime.

Michael Bournival scored Montreal's first two goals. Defenseman Greg Pateryn had three assists, while Jarred Tinordi had two. Michael McCarron, a first-round choice by the Canadiens in June, had an two assists and goaltender Zachary Fucale, one of Montreal's second-round selections, stopped 13 of 15 shots in relief of Peter Budaj (10 of 12). Jhonas Enroth started for Buffalo and yielded three goals on 13 shots before giving way to Matt Hackett, who turned aside 11 of 12 shots and three shootout attempts.

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
00:00
BUF
Mikhail Grigorenko (1) Backhand shot - ASST: NONE
5 - 4 BUF
Shootout
RNDMTLBUFTOTAL
1A. Galchenyuk
D. Stafford
4 - 4
2M. Reway
M. Grigorenko
4 - 5
3B. Gallagher
4 - 5
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
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
05:13
BUF
Cody McCormick  Fighting (maj)  - 5 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
Shootout
NONE
goalie stats
Jhonas Enroth
SA: 13TOI: 29:37
GA: 3SV%: .769
Matt Hackett
SA: 12TOI: 35:23
GA: 1SV%: .917
Peter Budaj
SA: 12TOI: 29:37
GA: 2SV%: .833
Zachary Fucale
SA: 15TOI: 35:23
GA: 2SV%: .867