BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – The Sabres had to come from behind twice Monday night, but kept their winning streak intact, topping Ottawa 5-4 in a shootout.
The win gives Buffalo four straight overall, six wins in a row at home. After a slow start, the Sabres have now won ten of their last 13 games.
Bobby Ryan opened the scoring for Ottawa in the first period, but the Sabres scored three straight in the second frame to take a 3-1 lead. Rasmus Ristolainen’s second of the year tied the game at 1-1, before Matt Moulson and Marcus Foligno scored just 32 seconds apart. Foligno has now scored a goal in three straight games.
Mark Stone cut the lead to 3-2 with a second-period strike, before Ottawa added two more early on in the third to take a 4-3 lead. Curtis Lazar scored the first of his NHL career, before Alex Chiasson made it a 4-3 game.
Buffalo rallied again, with Brian Flynn scoring the equalizer late in regulation.
After a scoreless overtime period, Matt Moulson led off the shootout with a goal – which turned out to be the only goal of the shootout.
Jhonas Enroth improved to 4-0 in shootouts this season.
The Sabres travel to Winnipeg for an 8pm start Tuesday night.