First fell to worst Friday night in the NHL as the last-place Buffalo Sabres defeated the NHL-leading Montreal Canadiens 2-1. The Sabres earned the win, but they are celebrating because of a very lucky bounce in the final 1:18 of regulation that ended up in the back of the Canadiens’ net.
On the power play after Habs defenseman Alexei Emelin was penalized for an illegal check to the head, Sabres forward Tyler Ennis sent the puck into the Montreal zone on a seemingly harmless dump in. Turned out to be not so harmless. The puck took a weird hop off the glass and bounced right to the waiting stick of Matt Moulson.
Canadiens netminder Carey Price was caught out of the goal as he was going to try to slow down Ennis’ dump-in shot. All he could do was half-heartedly shove his goalie stick to the front of the net, but it was already too late. The Sabres took a 2-1 lead and held on to earn a rare win.
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