BUFFALO, N.Y. - Tyler Myers scored 2:01 into overtime to lift the Buffalo Sabres to a 3-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Monday night.
Tyler Ennis scored twice and Ryan Miller made 26 saves as Buffalo earned its season-best fifth consecutive home win. The Sabres (33-29-8) also improved to 9-2-2 in their past 13 games and jumped ahead of Winnipeg into ninth place in the Eastern Conference, two points behind Washington in the race for the final playoff spot.
Erik Cole and David Desharnais scored for the Canadiens (27-32-11), who had won two in a row.
Montreal managed to salvage a point when Desharnais forced overtime during a scramble with 5 seconds left in regulation.
The decisive goal came on a 3-on-2 rush, with Derek Roy driving up the left wing. He swung a pass across to Myers, who snapped a shot by Peter Budaj and just inside the left post.