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Plekanec scores twice as Canadiens edge Sabres

Sep 24, 2008 - 1:48 AM ROBERVAL, Quebec (Ticker) -- Tomas Plekanec scored a pair of goals Tuesday, leading the Montreal Canadiens to a 3-2 preseason triumph over the Buffalo Sabres at the Benoit Levesque Arena.

Plekanec opened the scoring midway through the first period, banking in a shot from the right corner off goaltender Patrick Lalime. After Andrei Kostitsyn doubled Montreal's lead with 6:23 remaining in the middle session, Plekanec put a wrist shot from the left faceoff circle just inside the left goalpost late in the period for his third goal of the preseason and a 3-0 lead.

The Czech's second goal proved crucial as the Sabres attempted a third-period comeback. Derek Roy got Buffalo on the scoreboard just 73 seconds into the session and Nathan Gerbe cut the deficit to 3-2 at 9:14, beating netminder Marc Denis to the glove side with a slap shot from the left circle.

Kostitsyn also recorded an assist for Montreal.








  • AT ROBERVAL QUEBEC
    NHL FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    BUFFALO 0 0 2 2
    MONTREAL 1 2 0 3 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: MON - TOMAS PLEKANEC 2 (ANDREI KOSTITSYN) 10:25
    2ND PRD: MON - (SH) ANDREI KOSTITSYN 1 (UNASSISTED) 13:37
    MON - (SH) TOMAS PLEKANEC 3 (SERGEI KOSTITSYN) 17:47
    3RD PRD: BUF - DEREK ROY 1 (DREW STAF

    Sep 23 9:45 PM
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    Sabres 2, Canadiens 3  3rd - 0:50Sep 23 9:35 PM


  • AT ROBERVAL QUEBEC
    NHL BUFFALO 2
    MONTREAL 3
    3RD PRD: BUF - NATHAN GERBE 1 (TIM CONNOLLY) 9:14

    Sabres 2, Canadiens 3  3rd - 10:46Sep 23 9:21 PM


  • AT ROBERVAL QUEBEC
    NHL BUFFALO 1
    MONTREAL 3
    3RD PRD: BUF - DEREK ROY 1 (DREW STAFFORD) 1:13

    Sabres 1, Canadiens 3  3rd - 18:47Sep 23 9:06 PM


  • AT ROBERVAL QUEBEC
    NHL END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    BUFFALO 0 0 0
    MONTREAL 1 2 3 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: MON - TOMAS PLEKANEC 2 (ANDREI KOSTITSYN) 10:25
    2ND PRD: MON - (SH) ANDREI KOSTITSYN 1 (UNASSISTED) 13:37
    MON - (SH) TOMAS PLEKANEC 3 (SERGEI KOSTITSYN) 17:47
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1S

    Sep 23 8:44 PM


  • AT ROBERVAL QUEBEC
    NHL BUFFALO 0
    MONTREAL 3
    2ND PRD: MON - (SH) TOMAS PLEKANEC 3 (SERGEI KOSTITSYN) 17:47

    Sabres 0, Canadiens 3  2nd - 2:13Sep 23 8:43 PM


  • AT ROBERVAL QUEBEC
    NHL BUFFALO 0
    MONTREAL 2
    2ND PRD: MON - (SH) ANDREI KOSTITSYN 1 (UNASSISTED) 6:13

    Sabres 0, Canadiens 2  2nd - 13:47Sep 23 8:40 PM


  • AT ROBERVAL QUEBEC
    NHL END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    BUFFALO 0 0
    MONTREAL 1 1 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: MON - TOMAS PLEKANEC 2 (ANDREI KOSTITSYN) 10:25
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    BUF 0 0
    MON 1 1
    GOALIES: BUF - PATR

    Sep 23 8:07 PM
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    Sabres 0, Canadiens 1  1st - 2:33Sep 23 7:52 PM


  • AT ROBERVAL QUEBEC
    NHL BUFFALO 0
    MONTREAL 1
    1ST PRD: MON - TOMAS PLEKANEC 2 (ANDREI KOSTITSYN) 10:25

    Sabres 0, Canadiens 1  1st - 9:35Sep 23 7:33 PM
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