Buffalo Sabres defenceman Brandon Montour played a big factor in helping his Sabres earn their first win of the young season.
After starting the 56-game abbreviated 2021 NHL season with consecutive losses, the Sabres managed to grab some much-needed momentum as Montour had five shots on goal and registered a big assist in what was a crucial 6-1 road win against the Philadelphia Flyers.
Coming off losses against the Washington Capitals, Buffalo managed 37 shots against Philadelphia in a game that saw the smooth-skating Montour register two hit and three blocked shots while taking a two-minute penalty and logging 18:40 of ice time. No doubt the Sabres were feeling relief after registering that first win.
Heading towards February, the Sabres have now played six games and have a 2-3-1 record, while Montour has a -5 plus/minus rating along with four penalty minutes and 15 shots on goal in those six games played.