BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - The Buffalo Sabres lost their fifth straight game on Friday, 3-2 to Montreal.
The loss keeps the Sabres winless at home this season at 0-6-1.
Mike Grier opened the scoring in an inspired opening period for the home squad. It was Grier's first goal of the season. But Jeff Halpern tied it for the Habs just 1:22 later.
In the second period, Jordan Leopold gave Buffalo their second lead of the game midway through the frame, but just :46 seconds later, Benoit Pouliot scored to even the score. Pouliot tallied his second of the game before the end of the period, which proved to be the game-winner.
Patrick Lalime stopped 29 shots. He started for Ryan Miller who is out with knee tightness. Carey Price also stopped 29 shots for the Canadiens.
The Sabres travel to Toronto on Saturday night.