Buffalo (WKBW) Another night. Another blow to the Sabres slim playoff hopes. This one came in embarrassing fashion on home ice. The Sabres were outshot 42-15 in a 5-1 loss to the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night.
Rene Bourque, Alex Galchenyuk, Brendan Gallagher, Andrei Markov and P.K. Subban all scored for Montreal who clinched a playoff berth with the victory. Brian Flynn had the lone goal for the Sabres who remained in 11th place in the Eastern Conference 6 points out of a playoff spot with 7 games to play.
Ryan Miller surrendered 4 goals on 32 shots in the first two periods before being replaced by Jhonas Enroth in the third. The Sabres host Philadelphia on Saturday.