facebook
twitter
search
search

NHL: Buffalo 5, Montreal 4 (SO)

Feb. 7, 2013 at 11:14 PM

BUFFALO, N.Y., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Thomas Vanek saved the game for Buffalo with 1.9 seconds left in regulation Thursday and Jason Pominville's shootout tally lifted the Sabres over Montreal 5-4.

Buffalo never led during the first 65 minutes of action and trailed 5-3 after Tomas Plekanec scored for Montreal 45 seconds into the third period.

Vanek brought Buffalo within one on the power play at the 8-minute mark of the third and his dramatic late goal ensured the Sabres at least a point.

Buffalo did better than that when Pominville tallied in the third round of the shootout to snap the Sabres' three-game losing streak.

Vanek, who has 10 goals for the season, also scored in the opening round. That goal was matched by one from Alex Galcheyuk.

Buffalo avenged a 6-1 loss to Montreal last weekend.

Ryan Miller made 28 saves for the Sabres. Peter Budaj stopped 36 shots in the loss.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Pierre-Paul could have nerve damage from Fourth accident
Earnhardt wins as Dillon crashes at Daytona finish
Dallas Mavericks near deal with PG Lin
Los Angeles Lakers sign G Williams
Lynn, Pham carry St. Louis Cardinals past San Diego Padres