Montreal, Quebec (WKBW) After a big win on Friday night at home, the Sabres headed north of the border to play their second division game in a row against the Montreal Canadiens. But just as Buffalo took it to the visitors on Friday, so did Montreal on Saturday.
Early in the first, Sabres on the wrong end of a five on three powerplay, Ryan Miller makes a great stop on a cross ice shot, but cannot get to the rebound, as Montreal's Andrei Kostitsyn hammered it home. Montreal had the 1-0 lead and all the momentum.
The Sabres did have their chances. Still in the first Derek Roy got free and all alone on goal could not get the puck past netminder Carey Price. Then Thomas Vanek let a shot loose that beat Price but clanged off the goal post.
And just as the Sabres could not capitalize on their chances, the Canadiens did. A two on one breakaway for the Canadiens in the second found Brian Gionta who found the net to put the home team up 2-0. Then after the Sabres failed to clear the zone, Gionta let a quick shot go that beat Miller to give the Canadiens a three goal lead.
The Sabres would get one on a point shot from Jordan Leopold to spoil the shutout. But in the end the Canadiens took the game and the 2 points, beating Buffalo by a 3-1 final.
The Sabres will now have off until Friday night when they play at home hosting the Columbus Blue Jackets.