Briere's overtime goal leads Sabres to 2-1 win over Oilers

Author:
Publish date:
The Hockey News

The Hockey News

Maxim Afinogenov also scored for the Sabres, who rallied from a 1-0 deficit to win their fourth straight. Ryan Miller made 27 saves as Buffalo won its sixth straight home game, its longest streak since winning seven straight early into the 1999-2000 season.

Shawn Horcoff scored for Edmonton, which has lost two straight to start a critical seven-game road trip as it attempts to climb back into playoff contention. The defending Western Conference champion entered the night seven points out of the eighth and final playoff spot.

Briere scored on a 2-on-1 break and at the end of a long shift. Getting a pass from Jochen Hecht inside the Oilers zone, Briere patiently waited for defender Toby Petersen to slide past him. Then, stepping into the middle, Briere beat Dwayne Roloson with a shot over the right shoulder.

TOP HEADLINES

USATSI_16212534
Play

Slavin Wins First-Career Lady Byng

Slavin becomes just the fourth defenceman in NHL history to win the Lady Byng Trophy.

USATSI_16197985
Play

Three UFA Goaltenders Coming Off Strong Seasons

Goaltending - like the knuckleball - is a capricious beast. If an NHL GM makes the right call on a UFA twine-minder, he could have it pay off substantially; if he makes the wrong call, his team could be toast. Here are three 2021 UFAs who had good seasons and may be the answer for NHL GMs in the 2021 off-season

USATSI_16260451
Play

Tensions Rise Quickly in Semifinals Between Unfamiliar Foes

The regular season divisional format created tense rivalries, but the final four has proven that there's no love lost for the teams meeting for the first time all year.