Lockport Union-Sun & Journal Online

Sports

December 31, 2013

Montoya, Jets blank the Sabres

Rangers beat Panthers in a shootout.

WINNIPEG, Manitoba —

Al Montoya made 27 saves and led the Winnipeg Jets to a 3-0 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night.
Keaton Ellerby, Jacob Trouba and Anthony Peluso provided all the offense necessary for Montoya, who earned his second shutout of the season. Winnipeg tied a season best with its third straight win.
Montoya (8-2-1), making his second straight start after relieving No. 1 goalie Ondrej Pavelec in the first period of a game last week against Minnesota, has won six consecutive decisions.
Sabres backup Jhonas Enroth got his 12th start of the season and handed the Jets (19-18-5) the lead when a weak point shot from Ellerby got past his blocker in the first period.
The Sabres (11-25-4) thought they had tied it when Marcus Foligno banged the puck past Montoya, but the net was dislodged before the puck went in.
Rangers 2, Panthers 1 (SO)
SUNRISE, Fla. — As the game went on, Dan Girardi’s mistake became magnified. Luckily for Girardi and the New York Rangers, the defenseman redeemed himself in a big way.
After a giveaway by Girardi in the second period resulted in a goal for the Florida Panthers, Girardi tied it late in regulation to send the game to overtime.
Brad Richards then netted the lone goal in the shootout to give the Rangers a 2-1 victory on Tuesday night. In the shootout, Richards beat Tim Thomas with a wrist shot to the top left corner after Thomas stopped the first two New York attempts.
Henrik Lundqvist made a save against Brad Boyes to seal the Rangers’ victory.
Girardi scored with 2:10 left in regulation with a wrist shot from the left circle to beat Thomas after Derek Stepan found Girardi with a pass as he broke in from the blue line. The goal prevented Thomas from earning his first NHL shutout in nearly two years.
 
 

1
Text Only
Sports
  • 140424 Bills Sched ART.jpg Are you ready for some football?

    Once again, the conservative Buffalo Bills will not be a featured prime time nationally televised home team this coming season.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140423 HS Baseball MAIN ART.jpg Sobieraski hurls Lions past Jacks

    Winning pitcher Charlie Sobieraski did everything but babysit the kids on Monday, tossing five innings of no-hit ball and fanning 11, sparking the Lockport baseball Lions past visiting North Tonawanda, 10-2, topping Niagara Frontier League baseball action.

    April 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • 140423 R-H Preview ART.jpg Xapsos, Rams out-duel Newfane ace at Gasport Elementary

    A diving catch by Rams senior second baseman John O'Brien spoiled a bases-loaded, two-out threat by Newfane in the top of the seventh inning.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Pujols, Albert 2014.jpg Pujols cracks 500th

    Albert Pujols reached 500 homers in a hurry.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140423 HS Roundup 1B ART.jpg Three's a charm for Patterson, Goodman

    Led by triple individual winners Mike Patterson and Angela Goodman, Wilson swept visiting Royalton-Hartland on Tuesday in a Niagara-Orleans League track and field contest, winning the boys' meet, 77-59; and the girls' meet, 73-63.

    April 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • 140418 Starpoint CP O'Donnell ART.jpg Grand Finale for Starpoint's O'Donnell

    The Spartans should be in position to make noise in what might be Western New York's toughest division.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140416 LHS Softball ART.JPG Big week ahead for Lady Lions

    The Lockport Lady Lions softball team has plenty to look forward to next week when it resumes its 2014 Niagara Frontier League schedule in a big way, with five games on tap.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140417 Sabres ART.jpg Ted Nolan fires most of his assistants

    The overhaul is continuing in Buffalo after Sabres coach Ted Nolan purged most of his staff of assistants on Wednesday.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140416 Abdallah MAIN art.jpg Abdallah ranked No. 5 in the world

    Lockport's Amer Abdallah has been ranked No. 5 in the world in the Cruiserweight Division by the World Kickboxing Association.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140416 LBA art.png Voss is still boss at City Tournament

    Lockport bowling legend Don Voss rolled a Lockport City Bowling Tournament-record 862 three-game series to earn the handicap doubles title with his daughter, Angel Ritz.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

Featured Ads
Sabres
Bills
AP Video
Michael Phelps Demonstrates Olympic Drive Yankees' Pineda Suspended 10 Games for Pine Tar Yankees Pineda Ejected for Pine Tar Cubs Superfans Celebrate Wrigley's 100th Raw: World Cup Trophy Begins Tour in Brazil David Moyes Out As Manchester United Manager Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Michael Phelps Set to Come Out of Retirement Raw: UConn Celebrates for Second Straight Night UConn Women Win NCAA Basketball Championship Raw: Workers at Brazil Olympic Park on Strike Some Arrests As Fans Celebrate UConn Win UConn Wins NCAA Men's Basketball Championship UConn Wins NCAA Men's Basketball Champsionship Connecticut, Kentucky Fans React to NCAA Win Connecticut, Kentucky Meet for the Title AP Player of Year: Creighton's Doug McDermott Fearsome Final Foursome Head to North Texas College Athletes Take Labor Cause to Washington Northwestern Practices After Union Ruling
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide