Buffalo at Montreal

    Grigorenko's SO goal lifts Sabres over Canadiens


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    MONTREAL (AP) 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.

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