MONTREAL — Jochen Hecht scored on Buffalo’s 10th shootout attempt to give the Sabres a 3-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night.

Rookie goalie Jhonas Enroth, called up from the Portland Pirates, stopped seven of Montreal’s final eight shooters in the tiebreaker. He made 32 saves during the game, his first with the Sabres since Nov. 24, when he had 28 saves in a 1-0 loss to Pittsburgh.

Ryan Miller’s streak of 31 straight starts in goal for Buffalo ended. He was rested and did not dress.

Jason Pominville tied it at 2 for Buffalo with his 13th goal 6:08 into the third. The Sabres won the shootout, 4-3.

Drew Stafford got his ninth goal in five games late in the second to bring the Sabres within 2-1. His power-play effort snapped Carey Price’s shutout streak at 102 minutes, 54 seconds.

Enroth, recalled from Portland earlier in the day, got the nod over veteran backup Patrick Lalime, who has been limited to two relief appearances since his last start on Nov. 20.

Max Pacioretty scored a power-play goal in the first and Benoit Pouliot put Montreal up 2-0 with his 13th goal 6:28 into the second.

Price, who recorded his sixth shutout of the season in a 3-0 win over Toronto on Saturday, made 30 saves. Before Stafford scored, he had not allowed a goal since he was beaten a career-high eight times in a wild, fight-filled 8-6 loss in Boston on Wednesday.


FLYERS 4, LIGHTNING 3: Kimmo Timonen scored in the seventh round of the shootout and Philadelphia won at Tampa, Fla., in a matchup of the top two teams in the Eastern Conference.

Philadelphia got goals in regulation from James Van Riemsdyk, Scott Hartnell and Darroll Powe.

Dominic Moore, Vincent Lecavalier and Teddy Purcell scored for the Lightning.


CANUCKS 4, WILD 1: Manny Malhotra had a goal and an assist, Cory Schneider stopped 27 shots and Vancouver defeated Minnesota at St. Paul, Minn.


SHARKS 2, PREDATORS 1: Patrick Marleau beat goalie Pekka Rinne on a breakaway 3:43 into overtime to give San Jose a victory at Nashville, Tenn.

Cody Franson scored on a first-period power play for the Predators and Devin Setoguchi tied it midway through the second.


ISLANDERS 4, SENATORS 3: Frans Nielsen scored in a shootout and Nathan Lawson earned his first NHL win to lift visiting New York to a win.

Michael Grabner scored a short-handed goal for the Islanders and set up Josh Bailey’s third-period score.


NOTES: All-Star defenseman Dustin Byfuglien signed a five-year, $26 million contract extension with the Atlanta Thrashers. He leads the Thrashers with 43 points and leads all NHL defensemen with 17 goals. Columbus assigned defenseman John Moore to its AHL affiliate in Springfield, Mass.