The Montreal Canadiens tried to put together a sixth straight victory by beating the Buffalo Sabres at the Bell Centre, but that was not the case tonight as the Eastern Conference leaders rammed into a strong Sabres team.
Steve Ott and Tyler Ennis opened the scoring in the first period to get an early 2-0 lead. The Sabres would dominate for 40 minutes, keeping their lead, however a little bit of a slip in the third period brings the Habs back into the game, with goals from Max Pacioretty and Colby Armstrong to tie the game going into overtime. However, PK Subban received a high-sticking penalty in overtime and the Sabres took advantage, scoring on their first power play of the game. Steve Ott was the hero with two goals and one in overtime to give his team the win and defeat the Canadiens 3-2. Jhonas Enroth, the backup Sabres goalie who has never lost in his career against the Canadiens, has earned three wins in as many games at the Bell Centre.
With the OT loss, the Habs have just one regulation loss in their last 18 games, going 13-1-4, and stay atop the Eastern Conference with the Bruins losing 3-1 to the Jets.
The Habs will play their next game against the New York Islanders on Long Island, who they can’t seem to ever beat, on Thursday at 7PM.