Canadiens vs Sabres Final: 3-2 - Recap

Canadiens vs Sabres Final: 3-2 - Recap

Benoit Pouliot scored a pair of goals against the Sabres as Montreal handed Buffalo a 3-2 defeat on Friday at HSBC Arena.

The Canadiens were a +125 underdog in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 5.5.

Benoit Pouliot (2) and Jeff Halpern each scored for the Canadiens in the victory. Halpern opened the scoring for Montreal, finding the back of the net at 18:40 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Mathieu Darche and Josh Gorges.

Carey Price turned in a 29-save effort for the Canadiens.

Mike Grier and Jordan Leopold scored for the Sabres, finding the net behind Carey Price.

Buffalo got a 29-stop effort from Patrick Lalime in the loss.

On the power play, Montreal went 0-for-3, while the Sabres were 0-for-4 with the man advantage.

Buffalo lost the shots on goal battle to Montreal by a margin of 32-31.

Next game, Montreal takes its act home to face Ottawa looking for another win. For Buffalo, they head on the road to face Toronto.