P.A. Parenteau scored the game winning goal in the shootout to give the Montreal Canadiens a 2-1 victory. The Buffalo Sabres are now 2-2-2 in their last six games. They have gained three points in the last two games. Besides all of this they still look like the worst team in the league and embracing the tank.
Montreal still struggled through most of this game as both teams slogged through two scoreless periods. The scoring opened up just 19 seconds into the third period with P.A. Parenteau scoring the Canadiens lone goal in regulation. The goal came off a rebound from a P.K Subban shot from the blue line. The Sabres answered just three minutes later though as Drew Stafford scored his second power play goal on a gift from the Canadiens defensemen.
The two lone goals sent the game to a shootout and after Brian Gionta and Alex Galchenyuk scored in the first round P.A. Parenteau became the Habs hero' scoring the game winner in the third round. Both goaltenders had solid nights as both Dustin Tokarski and Michael Neuvirth had 31 saves and one goal allowed.
Three Questions Answered
1.) Will either Brian Gionta or Josh Gorges score against their former team?
No. Gionta had one shot on goal, but did score in the shootout while Gorges had three shots on goal.
2.) Which team will score first?
The Canadiens broke their trend of giving up the first goal in most of their games by scoring first against Buffalo. Granted, it took 41 minutes for the first goal to happen.
3.) How many Habs fans will show up?
While tickets were cheap, the crowd seemed relatively subdued in terms of Habs support.
Comment of the Night
No, Ray and Dunleavey
it has nothing to do with "character showing". The Sabres are playing up, and the Wings and Habs are playing down.