Final - 2OT
  for this game

Briere, Sabres look to regroup vs. Canadiens

Dec 9, 2006 - 5:12 PM
Buffalo (21-5-2) at Montreal (16-8-4) 7:00 pm EST

MONTREAL (Ticker) -- Daniel Briere and the Buffalo Sabres had been flying high all season until they embarked on a season-high five-game road trip.

After a shaky start to the trip, the Sabres try to get back in gear when they visit their Northeast Division rival Montreal Canadiens on Saturday.

Buffalo, the Eastern Conference leader with 44 points, looked lethargic in a 3-1 loss to the Florida Panthers on Thursday, and after the game, Buffalo coach Lindy Ruff said the only Sabres player to play was goaltender Ryan Miller, who recorded 35 saves.

Briere scored the only goal for Buffalo, which was outshot, 38-18. Briere, who had a hat trick in a 4-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday, has four goals in his last two games.

Buffalo, which is 1-2-0 on the trip while giving up 13 goals, concludes the trek with a game at New Jersey on Tuesday.

The Canadiens, 1-1-1 in their last three games, try to build of a 4-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Thursday.

Saku Koivu led the Canadiens with two goals while Guillaume Latendresse and Craig Rivet scored the other Montreal goals. Cristobal Huet made 25 saves for Montreal, which went 2-for-6 on the power play.






  • 77
    roots
    brettman6884 Added 5 roots

    Sabres vs. CanadiensSep 28 5:17 PM


  • ------------------------------------------------
    Buffalo
    0 2 0 0 (2) --3
    Montreal 0 1 1 0 (1) --2
    ------------------------------------------------

    FIRST PERIOD -- Scoring: None. Penalties: M Dandenault, Mon (delay of game), 4:02; A
    Mair, Buf (double minor high sticking), 9:51; M Komisarek, Mon
    (hooking), 19:58.

    SECOND PERIOD -- Scoring: 1, Buffalo, Jiri N

    Dec 9 9:54 PM


  • ------------------------------------------------
    Buffalo
    0 2 0 0 (2) --3
    Montreal 0 1 1 0 (1) --2
    ------------------------------------------------

    FIRST PERIOD -- Scoring: None. Penalties: M Dandenault, Mon (delay of game), 4:02; A
    Mair, Buf (double minor high sticking), 9:51; M Komisarek, Mon
    (hooking), 19:58.

    SECOND PERIOD -- Scoring: 1, Buffalo, Jiri N

    Sabres vs. CanadiensDec 9 9:54 PM


  • NHL
    END OF OT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    BUFFALO 0 2 0 0 2
    MONTREAL 0 1 1 0 2 END OF OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: BUF - JIRI NOVOTNY 6 (MAXIM AFINOGENOV) 6:12
    MON - (PP) MICHAEL RYDER 8 (SHELDON SOURAY, MARK STREIT)
    9:11
    BUF - DEREK ROY 5 (THOMAS VANEK, NATHAN PAETSCH) 17:45
    3

    Dec 9 9:50 PM
  • 72
    roots
    RUWTbot Added 18 roots

    Sabres vs. CanadiensDec 9 9:50 PM
  • 72
    roots
    RUWTbot Added 4 roots

    Sabres vs. CanadiensDec 9 9:43 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 3RD GOING INTO OT
    1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    BUFFALO 0 2 0 2
    MONTREAL 0 1 1 2 GOING INTO OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: BUF - JIRI NOVOTNY 6 (MAXIM AFINOGENOV) 6:12
    MON - (PP) MICHAEL RYDER 8 (SHELDON SOURAY, MARK STREIT)
    9:11
    BUF - DEREK ROY 5 (THOMAS VANEK, NATHAN PAETSCH) 17:45
    3RD PRD: MON - (PP) SHELD

    Dec 9 9:36 PM
  • 72
    roots
    RUWTbot Added 50 roots

    Sabres vs. CanadiensDec 9 9:36 PM


  • NHL
    BUFFALO 2
    MONTREAL 2
    3RD PRD: MON - (PP) SHELDON SOURAY 11 (TOMAS PLEKANEC, MARK STREIT)
    2:52

    Sabres vs. CanadiensDec 9 9:04 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    BUFFALO 0 2 2
    MONTREAL 0 1 1 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: BUF - JIRI NOVOTNY 6 (MAXIM AFINOGENOV) 6:12
    MON - (PP) MICHAEL RYDER 8 (SHELDON SOURAY, MARK STREIT)
    9:11
    BUF - DEREK ROY 5 (THOMAS VANEK, NATHAN PAETSCH) 17:45
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST

    Dec 9 8:41 PM


  • NHL
    BUFFALO 2
    MONTREAL 1
    2ND PRD: BUF - DEREK ROY 5 (THOMAS VANEK, NATHAN PAETSCH) 17:45

    Sabres vs. CanadiensDec 9 8:39 PM


  • NHL
    BUFFALO 1
    MONTREAL 1
    2ND PRD: MON - (PP) MICHAEL RYDER 8 (SHELDON SOURAY, MARK STREIT) 9:11

    Sabres vs. CanadiensDec 9 8:23 PM


  • NHL
    BUFFALO 1
    MONTREAL 0
    2ND PRD: BUF - JIRI NOVOTNY 6 (MAXIM AFINOGENOV) 6:12

    Sabres vs. CanadiensDec 9 8:16 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    BUFFALO 0 0
    MONTREAL 0 0 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    BUF 5 5
    MON 11 11
    GOALIES: BUF - RYAN MILLER
    MON - CRISTOBAL HUET

    Dec 9 7:47 PM