Series (Game 1 of 1)
Buffalo leads 1-0
(1-0-0, 2 pts)
(0-0-1, 1 pts)
7:30 PM ET, September 15, 2013
Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
M. Bournival (Canadiens - LW): Goals: 2, Assists: 0
M. St. Pierre (Canadiens - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 1
MONTREAL -- Mikhail Grigorenko's shootout goal lifted the Buffalo Sabres to a 5-4 win over the Montreal Canadiens in the preseason opener for both teams on Sunday night.
Grigorenko beat Zachary Fucale with a backhand on Buffalo's second attempt in the tiebreaker.
The Sabres, who never led, erased four one-goal deficits. Colton Gillies got the Sabres even at 4 with 4:24 left in regulation.
Zemgus Girgensons scored two goals in the second for Buffalo, making it 3-3 at 11:51 on the first shot faced by Fucale. Jamie McBain also scored for the Sabres.
Michael Bournival scored twice for the Canadiens. Martin St-Pierre netted Montreal's second power-play goal at 12:59 into the third to give the Canadiens a 4-3 lead.
Erik Nystrom added a power-play goal for Montreal.