Sabres lead the Canadiens 1-0 in the 2nd

November 11, 2017 - 8:02 pm
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The Buffalo Sabres are looking to climb out of the basement of the NHL. The Sabres are tied with the Florida Panthers, who they lost to last night, for dead last in the Eastern Conference. Their opponent, the Montreal Canadiens, who have not been great either. Montreal is just 3 points ahead of Buffalo. Nathan Beaulieu makes his return to Montreal, where he was drafted, and played the first years of his career. 

First Period:

14:37: Eichel, Kane, and Reinhart had their first great chance of the game. Kane drove to the net, and Eichel just missed the bouncing puck with a lot of net to shoot at. 

11:39: Beaulieu charges the net looking for a rebound, and very nearly scores in his return to Montreal. The game remained scoreless. 

5:03: Beaulieu pinches down low, and Kane fails to cover for him. Josh Gorges played the 3 on 1 the right way, forcing a pass over his body to fly over the Canadiens player's stick.

3:27: Gorges delivers a huge hit on Brendan Gallagher, and then fights Jordie Benn. Gorges did very well for fighting a bigger man. Both defensemen landed punches in a spirirted bout that lasted almost a full minute. 

19:55: Sabres Goal. A scramble on the Sabres power play forces the puck behind the net. No Montreal player, including the goaltender, saw the puck, and Ryan O'Reilly easily tapped the puck into the net. 

End of Period


Goal Summary:

BUF: 19:55 - Ryan O'Reilly (6) PPG (Unassisted)
MON:

Penalty Summary:

BUF: 16:33 - Josh Gorges (5 min., fighting)
MON: 8:29 - Charles Hudon (2 min., closing hand on puck). 16:33 - (5 min., fighting). 18:33 - Artturi Lehknonen (2 min., holding

Shots on Goal:

BUF - 17, MON - 7

 

Second Period:

13:45: Eichel and Reinhart come in on a 2 on 1. Reinhart makes a nice pass to Eichel, who quickly shoots the puck, save by Lindgren. There's been talk of wanting Eichel to shoot more, this was a situation where he didn't think about it, just took the puck and ripped it on net. Something fans would surely like to see more of. 

10:40: Reinhart gets another opportunity. With Kane driving hard to the net, Reinhart fires a wrist shot to the short-side top corner. Lindgren makes a good save, but Reinhart is getting more chances with this line then in one game, then any game all year. 

 

End of Period


Goal Summary:

BUF: 
MON:

Penalty Summary:

BUF: 
MON: 2:36 - Alex Galchenyuk (2 min., tripping)

Shots on Goal:

BUF - , MON

 

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