Byron's OT goal leads Canadiens over Sabres 3-2
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Paul Byron scored at 3:15 of overtime to lead the Montreal Canadiens to a 3-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday night.
Andrei Markov and Greg Pateryn scored in regulation and Ben Scrivens made a season-high 41 saves for the Canadiens, who snapped a two-game losing streak.
Zach Bogosian and Marcus Foligno had goals for Buffalo and leading scorer Ryan O'Reilly had an assist in his first game back after missing 11 games with a broken right foot. Starting goaltender Robin Lehner made 12 saves and backup Chad Johnson stopped seven shots in the third period.
The Canadiens had yet to put a shot on goal in the overtime when Byron carried the puck up the left side and sent a cross-ice pass from the point to Torrey Mitchell that deflected off Bogosian's stick and past Lehner.