It doesn’t get much more exciting than that, does it? Enroth weathers a storm as the Sabres give up 18 shots in the first period, with Stafford and and Pominville scoring to tie the game up and send it to a shootout. And what a shootout it was, 10 rounds, and coming back from being down 2-0 there as well. Vanek and Ennis scored on their shootout attempts to extend it, as did Gerbe after Montreal scored a few rounds later.
I will say that Montreal has some great players coming up, and will be interesting to watch and battle against. Max Pacioretty had a goal, an assist and a shootout goal, and PK Subban is nothing if not entertaining. Add in Jaro Spacek, who is still a favorite of mine, and I like ’em. Like beating them more, though.
One other note from last night: Seriously, can Pierre McGuire just shut UP? He talks way too much, and he can’t mention a player without giving us where he went to school or played in juniors. Every time Myers touched the puck, Kelowna got mentioned. Has to be the most times the city was ever mentioned on an American TV station. We get it, Pierre, you watch a lot of hockey. I can’t remember ever sitting and watching a pro game and wondering “hey, where did he play junior hockey?”. Add in the close talking and bothering Lalime, and I am really not looking forward to hearing more of him now that he’s going to be on VS more often.