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Adam's 2 goals lead Sabres over Canadiens

Oct 1, 2010 - 2:20 AM MONTREAL (AP) -- Luke Adam had two goals to lead the Buffalo Sabres to a 5-3 preseason win over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night.

Tim Connolly, Thomas Vanek and Drew Schiestel also scored for Buffalo (3-1), and Tyler Myers had two assists. Jhonas Enroth stopped 28 shots.

Mathieu Darche and Ryan O'Byrne scored early in the second for Montreal (3-3), briefly tying it at 2. Tom Pyatt had the Canadiens' final goal midway through the third, and Alex Auld made 32 saves.

The teams combined for five goals in a span of 7:30 in the first half of the second period. Adams scored 1:41 in before Buffalo quickly blew a 2-0 lead.

Connolly put the Sabres ahead once again at 7:50 when he snapped a shot into the top right corner on a 5-on-3 to make it 3-2. Adam, who scored his first goal unassisted on a wraparound, then gave Buffalo a two-goal lead for the second time with his second tally of the period at 9:11.

Schiestel made it 5-2 with another power-play goal 7:22 into the third.

Andrei Kostitsyn came close to making it a one-goal game later in the final period. Referee Eric Furlatt immediately waved off the goal, ruling that the Canadiens right wing had directed the puck into the net off his skate.

Vanek opened the scoring with a power-play goal 4:38 in. Auld stopped Myers' point shot but Vanek spun away from O'Byrne in the goalmouth to put the rebound into an open right side.

Darche cut it to 2-1 just 15 seconds after Adam's first goal with an unassisted tally off a turnover behind the Sabres' net.

O'Byrne got credit for tying it at 2 moments later. The Montreal defenseman's shot from the right side deflected off defenseman Steve Montdor's stick and past Enroth at 3:20.

Montreal plays its final preseason game Saturday night against the New York Islanders in Quebec City.

Buffalo wraps up its exhibition schedule with a pair of games against Philadelphia on Friday and Sunday.








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    BUFFALO 5
    MONTREAL 3 FINAL

    Sep 30 10:01 PM


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    END OF THE 3RD 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    BUFFALO 1 3 1 5
    MONTREAL 0 2 1 3 END OF THE 3RD
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: BUF - (PP) THOMAS VANEK 1 (TYLER MYERS, DEREK ROY) 04:38
    2ND PRD: BUF - LUKE ADAM 1 (UNASSISTED) 01:41
    MON - MATHIEU DARCHE 2 (UNASSISTED) 01:56
    MON - RYAN O'BYRNE 1 (SCOTT GOMEZ, ALEXANDRE PICARD) 03:20
    B

    Sep 30 10:01 PM


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    BUFFALO 5
    MONTREAL 3 10:13 LEFT, 3RD PRD

    Sabres 5, Canadiens 3  3rd - 10:13Sep 30 9:43 PM


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    BUFFALO 5
    MONTREAL 2 12:38 LEFT, 3RD PRD

    Sabres 5, Canadiens 2  3rd - 12:38Sep 30 9:37 PM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    BUFFALO 1 3 4
    MONTREAL 0 2 2 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: BUF - (PP) THOMAS VANEK 1 (TYLER MYERS, DEREK ROY) 04:38
    2ND PRD: BUF - LUKE ADAM 1 (UNASSISTED) 01:41
    MON - MATHIEU DARCHE 2 (UNASSISTED) 01:56
    MON - RYAN O'BYRNE 1 (SCOTT GOMEZ, ALEXANDRE PICARD) 03:20
    B

    Sep 30 9:07 PM


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    BUFFALO 4
    MONTREAL 2 10:49 LEFT, 2ND PRD

    Sabres 4, Canadiens 2  2nd - 10:49Sep 30 8:49 PM


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    BUFFALO 3
    MONTREAL 2 12:10 LEFT, 2ND PRD

    Sabres 3, Canadiens 2  2nd - 12:10Sep 30 8:47 PM


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    BUFFALO 2
    MONTREAL 2 16:40 LEFT, 2ND PRD

    Sabres 2, Canadiens 2  2nd - 16:40Sep 30 8:40 PM


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    BUFFALO 2
    MONTREAL 1 18:04 LEFT, 2ND PRD

    Sabres 2, Canadiens 1  2nd - 18:04Sep 30 8:36 PM


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    BUFFALO 2
    MONTREAL 0 18:19 LEFT, 2ND PRD

    Sabres 2, Canadiens 0  2nd - 18:19Sep 30 8:35 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    BUFFALO 1 1
    MONTREAL 0 0 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: BUF - (PP) THOMAS VANEK 1 (TYLER MYERS, DEREK ROY) 04:38
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    BUF 13 13
    MON 8 8
    GOALIES: BUF - JONAS ENROTH
    MON - A

    Sep 30 8:15 PM


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    BUFFALO 1
    MONTREAL 0 15:22 LEFT, 1ST PRD

    Sabres 1, Canadiens 0  1st - 15:22Sep 30 7:47 PM
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