Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Zach Bogosian Scores in Overtime, Sabres Edge Canadiens 3-2

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Zach Bogosian Scores in Overtime, Sabres Edge Canadiens 3-2

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Bogosian scores winner, Sabres beat Canadiens in OT


MONTREAL - Captain Max Pacioretty felt the Canadiens could have done more to thank Carey Price for keeping them in the game late.

Price made two incredible saves in the dying seconds of regulation time but he was beaten in overtime as the Buffalo Sabres won 3-2 on Saturday night in the second game of a back-to-back for both teams.

With time winding down in the third period, Price made a pad save on Matt Moulson on the breakaway at 19:40. Then with six seconds remaining on the clock, Price robbed Rasmus Ristolainen with a windmill glove save to send it to overtime.

"What great saves," said Pacioretty, who had an assist on the night. "You really felt the building get into it. It felt like we deserved a better fate for Carey."

As time expired, the sold-out Bell Centre crowd gave Price a deserved standing ovation.

But 1:48 into overtime, Buffalo's Zach Bogosian spoiled the party, beating Price with a slapshot that went off the post and in for his first goal of the season.

Montreal (28-13-7) outshot the Sabres 3-1 in overtime.

"They were sitting back on the 3-on-3, waiting for a turnover or a chance to jump and that's what they did," said Pacioretty.

Bogosian's goal came just seconds after Buffalo (19-18-9) goalie Robin Lehner made a spectacular stop of his own.

At 1:29 of the extra period, an out-of-position Lehner somehow edged back towards his crease as Alex Galchenyuk fired a slapshot destined for the roof of the net. To everyone's disbelief, the diving Lehner managed to snag the puck with his glove.

"It happened really fast," said Lehner, who earned his 11th win of the season. "It was nice to feel it in my glove. That is a great feeling."

Added Sabres coach Dan Bylsma: "Everyone thought the game was over with that slapshot from the middle of the ice. The cage was wide open and Robin recovered with a huge glove save. …

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