Sabres beat Habs, only gain one point on top eight

Tony Lydman gained hero status in the locker room last night; as the only skater to score during last nights shootout.

With the win, the Sabres pulled within closer reach of the playoffs, however Montreal was able to get one point, keeping pace above the Sabres.

The Sabres are still having problems holding a lead, they needed a late rush against Toronto to win that game, and folded a 2 goal lead against Montreal by allowing three unanswered goals, needing one of their own to tie the game and set up the overtime stanza.

The magic number is now set at 5 with seven games to play.

Next up for the Buffalo Sabres is an April Fools Day matchup with the always dangerous spoiler in Atlanta, a team Buffalo allowed to come back the last time they met.  Buffalo will have to overcome this and get the win, to move even closer to the post-season.

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