Montreal vs Buffalo Wrap - Buffalo Wins 5-4
|Montreal vs Buffalo Wrap - Buffalo Wins 5-4|
Buffalo needed a shootout to earn a 5-4 victory over Montreal on Thursday in NHL action at First Niagara Center.
Buffalo was favored by -135 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
Jason Pominville clinched the win with a shootout goal in round 3 for the Sabres. Buffalo got goals from Thomas Vanek (2), Steve Ott, and Tyler Ennis in the victory. Ott opened the scoring at 4:26 of the first period.
Ryan Miller turned in a 28-save effort for the Sabres.
Montreal got goals from Tomas Plekanec (2), P.K. Subban, and Brendan Gallagher in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Peter Budaj stopped 36 of 40 shots for the Canadiens, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Buffalo went 1-for-7, while the Canadiens were 1-for-4 with the man advantage.
Montreal lost the shots on goal battle to Buffalo by a margin of 40-32.
Buffalo looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Islanders. The Canadiens will aim to get back on the winning track vs Toronto.