MONTREAL, QUEBEC - (WKBW) At times Saturday night the Buffalo Sabres played some of their best hockey of the season. It didn't matter much in the end. The last-place club dropped its eighth game out of its last nine tries, falling to the first-place Montreal Canadiens 3-2.
Montreal opened the scoring 19 seconds into the second period as Brandon Prust beat Sabres goalie Jhonas Enroth.
Tyler Ennis answered for Buffalo later in the period with his sixth of the season.
The Habs' Tomas Plekanec and Alex Galchenyuk tallied goals 23 second apart late in the frame to give the Canadiens a 3-1 lead after 40 minutes.
Zemgus Girgensons' second career goal pulled the Sabres within one in the third. The rookie pulled the puck through Montreal defenseman P.K. Subban en route to beating goalie Carey Price.
The Sabres next host the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday.