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Buffalo Sabres v. Montreal Canadiens - By the Numbers

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The Buffalo Sabres were progressively better as the game went on. After a rather weak showing in the first period, the Sabres picked up their play in the second. Unfortunately it was the Canadiens that scored twice in the period. A breakdown on the power play and bit of a lucky bounce put Buffalo down 2-0.

The Sabres responded with their best third period of the season. Lindy Ruff decided to reunite Derek Roy and Thomas Vanek and the decision paid off. Roy, Vanek and Pominville set the tone early in the third period. Pominville scored 53 seconds into the period and the Sabres stole the momentum from that point.

Derek Roy tied the game late in the third and Buffalo eventually won in a shootout. It wasn't the most pretty game this team has played but it was a gutsy come from behind win on the road. The team should walk with their heads held high.

The Stats

Shift Charts

Head-to-Head Ice Time

Fenwick/Corsi Numbers

Scoring Chances - after the jump

Team Period Time Note BUF Opponent
MTL 1 16:34 1 9 10 24 29 14 31 51 67 68 72 4v5
MTL 1 16:06 1 9 10 24 29 14 21 26 31 52 76 4v5
BUF 1 14:22 Boyes 1 3 9 22 26 29 6 11 31 32 61 5v4
BUF 1 5:23 Roy 1 3 9 21 23 24 15 26 31 52 61 63 5v5
MTL 1 2:13 Cole 1 3 21 24 28 42 6 31 51 67 68 72 5v5
MTL 1 2:04 Cole 1 6 9 21 23 44 26 31 51 61 67 72 5v5
MTL 2 19:46 Cole 1 3 9 21 23 24 6 31 51 67 68 72 5v5
MTL 2 16:02 Cole Goal 1 3 9 24 29 31 51 61 67 72 76 4v5
BUF 2 14:40 McCormick 1 8 10 17 22 37 14 31 60 61 74 81 5v5
MTL 2 13:49 Darche 1 3 22 24 26 72 15 26 31 52 63 68 5v5
BUF 2 13:19 Gerbe 1 3 24 28 36 42 15 31 52 63 74 76 5v5
BUF 2 11:43 Vanek 1 10 17 26 29 14 31 68 76 4v3
BUF 2 11:32 Stafford 1 9 17 21 29 21 31 61 76 4v3
BUF 2 9:20 Sekera 1 6 9 21 23 44 11 26 31 60 76 81 5v5
MTL 2 5:43 Pacioretty Goal 1 6 24 28 36 42 26 31 51 61 67 72 5v5
MTL 2 4:33 Cole 1 10 17 26 29 72 31 51 67 68 72 74 5v5
MTL 2 4:20 Gomez 1 10 17 26 29 72 11 15 26 31 52 61 5v5
MTL 2 3:24 Plekanec 1 6 9 21 23 44 14 21 31 32 74 76 5v5
MTL 2 0:32 Cole 1 3 9 21 24 31 51 61 67 72 76 4v5
BUF 3 19:07 Pominville Goal 1 9 17 26 29 44 11 26 31 51 61 72 5v5
BUF 3 17:50 Gerbe 1 6 24 28 36 42 31 51 67 72 74 76 5v5
BUF 3 17:30 Vanek 1 9 17 26 29 44 15 31 51 67 74 76 5v5
BUF 3 14:30 Vanek 1 9 17 26 29 44 14 21 31 32 74 76 5v5
BUF 3 7:30 Roy Goal 1 9 17 26 29 44 31 67 72 74 76 81 5v5
BUF 4 4:23 Vanek 1 9 17 26 29 14 26 31 76 4v3
BUF 4 4:08 Vanek 1 9 17 26 29 14 26 31 68 4v3
MTL 4 1:58 Weber 1 6 24 28 14 31 51 67 68 3v4

 

# Player EV PP SH
1 J. ENROTH 46:32 9 8 7:24 5 0 10:39 0 5
3 J. LEOPOLD 16:34 2 3 2:59 1 0 4:49 0 2
6 M. WEBER 16:45 2 3 0:11 0 0 5:18 0 1
8 C. MCCORMICK 6:05 1 0 0:00 0 0 0:00 0 0
9 D. ROY 13:36 6 3 4:48 4 0 6:04 0 4
10 C. EHRHOFF 14:45 1 2 2:30 1 0 3:21 0 2
17 M. GRAGNANI 13:20 5 2 4:17 4 0 0:00 0 0
21 D. STAFFORD 15:26 2 4 2:24 1 0 2:08 0 1
22 B. BOYES 7:33 1 1 2:17 1 0 0:00 0 0
23 V. LEINO 15:30 2 3 1:38 0 0 0:00 0 0
24 R. REGEHR 14:56 3 4 0:00 0 0 6:28 0 5
26 T. VANEK 12:49 4 3 4:44 4 0 0:14 0 0
28 P. GAUSTAD 12:59 2 2 0:05 0 0 2:16 0 1
29 J. POMINVILLE 12:09 4 2 5:46 5 0 4:38 0 3
36 P. KALETA 11:51 2 1 0:00 0 0 3:36 0 0
37 M. ELLIS 6:46 1 0 0:00 0 0 0:22 0 0
42 N. GERBE 12:28 2 2 0:31 0 0 0:00 0 0
44 A. SEKERA 17:26 5 2 0:14 0 0 1:22 0 0
72 L. ADAM 12:16 0 3 0:56 0 0 0:00 0 0

 

Period Totals EV PP 5v3 PP SH 5v3 SH
1 2 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
2 5 8 3 6 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
3 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Totals 14 13 9 8 5 0 0 0 0 5 0 0

 

Head-to-Head Scoring Chances

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