Buffalo forward Jeff Skinner scored his second in as many games. Too bad this time, it was a loss. The Sabres played with plenty of diligence and focus, that is, until the 3rd period.
Despite being tied up heading into the final frame, both teams had plenty of time to do whatever was possible to earn the win. The Canadiens did, and Buffalo did not. The Sabres let up the intensity that made them competitive through the first forty minutes, costing them.
Montreal forward Justin Barron scored just under three minutes in before Jeff Skinner brought the game back to level while on the powerplay with his 3rd of the season from Dylan Cozens, who extended his point streak to four games (2g, 3a). In contrast, Rasmus Dahlin extended his point streak to 5 games (6a).
This game, at one point, could’ve gone either way. However, I’d be remiss if I did not mention the brilliance Jake Allen showed tonight, stopping 36 of 37 shots for Montreal. He was one of, if not the main, reasons the Sabres had trouble finding the back of the net.
The good news is they’re back at it Tuesday night in Ottawa to face the Senators. Puck drop is at 6:45 p.m.