BUFFALO, N.Y. — Paul Byron scored at 3:15 of overtime to lead the Montreal Canadiens to a 3-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday night.
Andrei Markov and Greg Pateryn scored in regulation and Ben Scrivens made a season-high 41 saves for the Canadiens, who snapped a two-game losing streak.
Zach Bogosian and Marcus Foligno had goals for Buffalo and leading scorer Ryan O'Reilly had an assist in his first game back after missing 11 games with a broken right foot. Robin Lehner made 19 saves.
The Canadiens had yet to put a shot on goal in the overtime when Byron carried the puck up the left side and sent a cross-ice pass from the point to Torrey Mitchell that deflected off Bogosian's stick and past Lehner.
This story has been corrected to remove incorrect reference to Johnson playing in third period.
Jonah Bronstein, The Associated Press