MONTREAL, QC - The Buffalo Sabres got off on the right foot Sunday night as they opened their preseason against the Canadiens in Montreal's Bell Centre.
Buffalo came back from four-one goal deficits before sending the game into overtime and ultimately to a shoot-out. Sabres forward Mikhail Grigorenko faked his shot, pulled it to his left and tucked it into the short side to beat Montreal Goalie Zachary Fucale and give the Sabres the win.
Zemgus Girgensons finished the game with two goals. Sabre teammate Cody Hodgson says that for both players, the performances will go a long way.
"I think it helps a lot, confidence is so much in this game, you get off to a good start, things can start rolling from there" said Hodgson. Sabre forward Tyler Ennis echoed the sentiment. "For Grigo and Girgo, it's good that they played well, it will give them a lot of confidence I think.