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Ott Scores Twice and Enroth Stellar in Sabres 3-2 OT Win Over The Canadiens

Thanks To Jhonas Enroth great goaltending and Steve Ott 2 goal Performance the Sabres stole 2 points in Montreal with a 3-2 Overtime Win. Enroth who has played strong in his last 3 starts made 32 Saves on the night earning his 2nd win of the season. Enroth had to be strong in the 2nd and 3rd Periods primarily with the Sabres being outshot 26-8. Ott started the goal scoring when PK Subban gave the puck away at the Canadiens Blue Line and Ott ripped it inside the post at the 7:47 mark of the 1st Period. The Sabres jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period when Tyler Ennis tipped a Tyler Myers point shot with a minute left in the first.

Montreal picked up the tempo with strong play in the 2nd period out-shooting the Sabres 11-2 in the 2nd Period. The Canadiens finally got on the board after countless opportunities when Max Pacioretty netted his 9th of the season Enroth after the Sabres had trouble getting the puck out of the zone. Colby Armstrong would tie the game with 3:56 left in the 3rd Period after the Sabres were caught running around in the defense zone again.

The Sabres would get a glorious chance to win the game in overtime when recent callup Mark Pysyk got caught with a high stick from Canadiens defensemen PK Subban early in the overtime period. The Sabres would capitalize with 1 second left on that penalty when Ott slammed home a Jordan Leopold pass past Carey Price at the 2:16 mark of Overtime. Price got his 4th Overtime loss on the season stopping 18 of the 21 Sabres shots.

The Sabres will be in Montreal for the 2nd time this week with a meeting on Saturday Night. Before hand the Sabres come home to play division rivals Toronto Maple Leafs. Puck Drop is 7:00 and can be see on MSG HD.

Sabres head to Montreal to face 2nd place Canadiens

@ 7:30PM

Last Game:
Montreal: Mar 16 @ Devils-Canadiens Won 2-1

Buffalo: Mar 17 @ Capitals-Sabres Lost 3-5

Record:
Montreal: 19-5-4
Buffalo: 10-15-4

Points:
Montreal: 42
Buffalo: 24

Rank In Conference:
Montreal: 2nd
Buffalo: 14th

Power Play Ranking:
Montreal: 20.3(9th)
Buffalo: 11.5(30th)

Penalty Kill Ratings:
Montreal: 79.8(T-18th)
Buffalo: 78.4(25th)

Goals For:
Montreal: 88(5th)
Buffalo: 73(19th)

Goals Against:
Montreal: 68(T-6th)
Buffalo: 91(T-27th)

Shots For:
Montreal: 855(10th)
Buffalo: 848(12th)

Shots Against:
Montreal: 756(5th)
Buffalo: 951(29th)

Blocked Shots:
Montreal: 411(T-17th)
Buffalo: 451(6th)

Hits:
Montreal: 648(T-15th)
Buffalo: 648(T-15th)

Face-Off Percentage:
Montreal: 48.4(22nd)
Buffalo: 45.9(29th)

Team Leaders:
Goals:

Montreal: Plekanec(12), Gionta(9), Ryder, Pacioretty, Desharnais, Gallagher(8)
Buffalo: Vanek(14), Hodgson(12), Pominville(9), Ennis(7)

Assists:
Montreal: Ryder(15), Pacioretty(14), Subban and Markov(13), Diaz(12)
Buffalo: Vanek(17), Ennis and Pominville(13), Hodgson(12), Ott(11)

Points:
Montreal: Ryder(23), Pacioretty(22), Plekanec and Subban(20)
Buffalo: Vanek(31), Hodgson(24), Pominville(22), Ennis(20), Ott(14)

Plus/Minus:
Montreal: Prust(+13), Gallagher(+9), Galchenyuk(+8), Gorges(+6)
Buffalo: Ott(+5), Hecht and Ehrhoff(+4), Sulzer and Vanek(+3)

Penalty Minutes:
Montreal: Prust(81), White(52), Bourque(24), Gallagher(21)
Buffalo: Ott(53), Kaleta and Weber(46), Scott(41), Myers(24)

Shots:
Montreal: Pacioretty and Plekanec(87), Gionta(71), Subban(68)
Buffalo: Vanek(90), Pominville(82), Hodgson and Ennis(75)

Blocked Shots:
Montreal: Gorges(65), Markov(37), Diaz(35), Emelin(31)
Buffalo: Ehrhoff(55), Sekera(51), Regehr(42), Weber and Leopold(41)

Hits:
Montreal: Emelin(90), Prust(62), Bouillon(48), Eller and Moen(47)
Buffalo: Ott(125), Weber(73), Foligno(61), Kaleta(48)

Face-Off Wins:
Montreal: Plekanec(295), Desharnais(212), Eller(146), White(78)
Buffalo: Hodgson(253), Ott(166), Ennis(113), Hecht(82)

Today Starting Goaltender Matchup:
Montreal: Carey Price 15-4-3 2.32 GAA .913 SV% 2 SO
Buffalo: Ryan Miller 9-13-4 2.96 GAA .909 SV% 0 SO

Notes:
Last Meeting: Feb 7 @ BUF: Sabres Won 5-4(SO)

Season Series: Canadiens Lead 1-0-1
All-Time: Sabres Lead 134-119-37
All-Time @ MTL: Canadiens Lead 79-49-18

This Day In Sabres History:

March 19, 1981
Both Gil Perreault and Andre Savard net hat tricks as the Sabres bomb the Maple Leafs 14-4 at the Aud.

Injury Report:
Montreal: Bourque Concussion(IR/Out), Diaz Concussion(IR/Out), Weber Knee(IR/Out), Prust Separated Shoulder(IR/Out), Ryder Lower Body(Questionable)
Buffalo: Sulzer Right Knee Surgery(IR/Out)

Next 5 Games:
Mar 21 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 7:00 PM(MSG HD)
Mar 23 at Montreal Canadiens 7:00 PM(MSG HD, CBC HD)
Mar 26 at Tampa Bay Lightning 7:30 PM(MSG HD)
Mar 28 at Florida Panthers 7:30 PM(MSG HD)
Mar 30 vs. Washington Capitals 7:00 PM(MSG HD)

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