Recap - Canadiens Defeat Buffalo 5-1

Recap - Canadiens Defeat Buffalo 5-1

Buffalo couldn't hang with the Canadiens on Thursday as Montreal blasted the Sabres 5-1 at First Niagara Center.

Bettors who backed the Canadiens were rewarded as -135 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.

Montreal got goals from Andrei Markov, Rene Bourque, P.K. Subban, Brendan Gallagher, and Alex Galchenyuk in the victory. Bourque opened the scoring at 6:43 of the first period.

Peter Budaj turned in a 14-save effort for the Canadiens.

Brian Flynn scored for the Sabres, finding the net behind Peter Budaj.

Ryan Miller stopped 28 of 32 shots for the Sabres, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

Montreal scored 2 times on 8 chances on the power play, while Buffalo went 0-for-2 with the man advantage.

Buffalo lost the shots on goal battle to Montreal by a margin of 42-15.

Montreal looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Maple Leafs. The Sabres will aim to get back on the winning track vs Philadelphia.