Gallagher scores back; Canadiens defeated Sabers 3-1
Carey Price stopped 20 shots to improve to 5-1 in his last six starts, a stretch in which he’s allowed just ten goals. For Gallagher, the goal came in his first game after missing six straight and 10 of 11 with headaches and concussion-related issues.
Jack Eichel scored for Buffalo, becoming the team’s first player in 27 years to reach 30 goals in 50 or fewer games. Kovalchuk scored 44 seconds in with a shot from in close, and after Buffalo defenceman, Jake McCabe ran into Montreal forward Nick Suzuki.
Four Sabres defenders shaded toward Tatar in the right corner, where he spun around and made a no-look pass through the middle to find Gallagher all alone at the left post. Gallagher made a few moves to draw Hutton out of position before backhanding a shot in behind the goalie.