Powered by two objectives from Jeff Skinner, together with the game-winning power-play objective 3:06 into extra time, the Sabres (15-6-2) defeated the Montreal Canadiens 3-2 on Friday afternoon at KeyBank Heart. The victory marks the Sabres’ longest profitable streak (eight video games) because the 2006-07 season when Buffalo knocked off 10 in a row to start the 12 months.
Skinner tied the sport 2-2 with 2:26 remaining in regulation as he backhanded a rebound from the left circle previous Canadiens netminder Antti Niemi.
The day was not over for Skinner, although. The 26-year-old ahead netted his league-leading 17th objective in extra time to safe the victory. Skinner drew a slashing penalty on Montreal winger Max Domi, resulting in a 4-on-Three power-play benefit.
The sport-winner, off a rebound of Jack Eichel’s shot, got here as Skinner was falling down close to the entrance of the online.
“I did not actually see the way it went in, nevertheless it went in,” Skinner instructed MSG Community after the sport, “in order that’s all that issues.”
The Sabres moved into first place within the Atlantic Division with 32 factors to the Maple Leafs’ 31. Buffalo will goal for its fifth profitable streak of a minimum of 9 video games in franchise historical past when it travels to Detroit to face the Purple Wings on Saturday night.