Sabres top Habs 4-2, win second straight

Sabres top Habs 4-2, win second straight
Posted at 11:03 PM, Feb 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-04 07:14:19-05

Time certainly helped the Buffalo Sabres.

Off for over a week due to the All-Star break, the Sabres were able to get healthier at forward -- and it showed. Buffalo used a three-goal third period to double up the Montreal Canadiens 4-2 at the Bell Centre on Wednesday.

The Canadiens pulled ahead in the second period after a highlight-reel backhand goal by Alex Galchenyuk, but then, Montreal went cold.

Rasmus Ristoalinen sent a pass through a defender's legs and found Jamie McGinn for the game-tying goal in the third period. Johan Larsson followed that up with the game-winning goal with 8:14 to go in the game.

Sabres goaltender Robin Lehner faced a couple challenging moments down the stretch of the game, but turned Montreal aside to help secure the victory. Brian Gionta added an empty-net goal to double the Canadiens' score.

Lehner finished the game with 33 saves, helping Buffalo to their second straight victory.

The Sabres return home for a contest with the Boston Bruins at First Niagara Center on Thursday.