Sabres beat Canadiens in overtime

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BUFFALO, N.Y. — Tyler Myers scored 2:01 into overtime to lift the Buffalo Sabres to a 3-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Monday night.

Tyler Ennis scored twice and Ryan Miller made 26 saves as Buffalo earned its season-best fifth consecutive home win. The Sabres (33-29-8) also improved to 9-2-2 in their past 13 games.

GM MEETINGS: NHL general managers are debating whether to reinstate the center-ice red line in an attempt to curb concussions.

The GMs began three days of meetings Monday. Several have said they would like to see the red line and two-line passes return in an effort to slow the game in the neutral zone, which might reduce the rate of concussions by making collisions less violent.

Carolina Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford said another topic of discussion will be curbing fights to reduce concussions.

Other subjects discussed Monday included hybrid icing, hand passes and changing on the fly.

Hybrid icing is a mixture of touch and no-touch icing. The combination would give a linesman the discretion to blow his whistle and stop play if he determines a defending player will reach the puck first. If that isn’t clear, he will let the race to the puck play out the way it does now.

This also could limit collisions and perhaps avoid some concussions.

SABRES: Fourth-line forward Matt Ellis is out indefinitely after hurting his knee last weekend.

Without calling the injury season-ending, coach Lindy Ruff said Ellis will miss an extended period.

BLACKHAWKS: Chicago agreed to a two-year contract extension with forward Daniel Carcillo.

Terms were not disclosed by the team, which announced the deal Monday.

The 26-year-old Carcillo tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during a game against Edmonton on Jan. 2 and won’t play again this season.

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