Craig Anderson made 25 saves Wednesday night in the Buffalo Sabres’ 4-0 loss to the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre.
Nick Suzuki had a three-point night (2+1) for Montreal, while Cole Caufield and Jake Evans also tallied.
Sam Montembeault stopped 32 shots to earn his first-career shutout.
Buffalo’s power play went 0-for-2 and the club successfully killed off Montreal’s only opportunity with the man advantage.
How it happened
After picking off an outlet pass, the Canadiens opened the scoring when Suzuki beat Anderson with a wrist shot 6:52 into the game.
Buffalo was credited with 21 giveaways in the first period.
Suzuki was hooked by Dylan Cozens on a breakaway attempt 5:57 into the second period and was awarded a penalty shot. He fired it glove side for his second goal of the game.
Caufield scored off a faceoff 1:18 into the third period to make it 3-0. He’s on a four-game point streak.
With the goaltender pulled, Evans scored on the empty net with 1:33 left.
Roll the highlight film
Anderson made a big save on Caufield early on:
Video: BUF@MTL: Anderson makes save on Caufield
Worthy of a mention
Brandon Biro made his NHL debut Wednesday night. The 23-year-old forward skated 13:30.
Defenseman Henri Jokiharju did not play in the third period due to a lower-body injury. His last shift came with 10:38 remaining in the second period.
Buffalo’s road trip continues Friday night against St. Louis. The Sabres and Blues will face off at 8 p.m. on MSG and WGR 550. Pregame coverage on MSG starts at 7:30.
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