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Rene Bourque, Matt Hackett, Jamie McBain,
Buffalo Sabres goaltender Matt Hackett, left, makes a save against Montreal Canadiens' Rene Bourque (17) as Sabres' Jamie McBain defends during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 25, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Graham Hughes)

Canadiens Blank Sabres 2-0



Carey Price turned aside 24 shots and Danny Briere found the net on the power play on Tuesday, leading the Canadiens to a 2-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres.

After two scoreless periods, Montreal finally broke the goose eggs at 10:53 of the final period on Max Pacioretty's 32nd goal of the season. Driving to the net, Pacioretty got his stick on a Thomas Vanek pass and the puck trickled over the goalline to put the Canadiens ahead 1-0. Briere made it 2-0 later in the third, roofing a shot past Matt Hackett and under the crossbar for his 13th.

Price stopped all 24 shots he faced, marking the 10th time this season the Sabres have been shut out. Hackett came up with 33 saves in a losing effort. Buffalo wraps up its road trip on Thursday at Nashville. Hear the call at 8 p.m. on WGR 550 and the Buffalo Sabres Radio Network.

1st Period
Goals

None

Penalties
6:29 - MTL - P.K. Subban (2 min., high-sticking)

2nd Period
Goals

None

Penalties
0:58 - BUF - Drew Stafford (2 min., hooking)
6:10 - BUF - Matt D'Agostini (2 min., holding)
6:10 - BUF - Matt D'Agostini (2 min., unsportsmanlike conduct)
19:47 - BUF - Mike Weber (2 min., high-sticking)

3rd Period
Goals

10:53 - MTL - Max Pacioretty (32) (Thomas Vanek, David Desharnais)
16:54 - MTL - Daniel Briere (13) (PPG) (Rene Bourque)

Penalties
4:19 - BUF - Jamie McBain (2 min., delaying game - puck over glass)
8:16 - MTL - Douglas Murray (2 min., hooking)
15:05 - BUF - Cory Conacher (2 min., high-sticking)
18:59 - MTL - P.K. Subban (2 min., tripping)
20:00 - BUF - Tyler Ennis (2 min., slashing)
20:00 - BUF - Tyler Ennis (10 min. misconduct)
20:00 - MTL - Andrei Markov (2 min., roughing)

Goaltending
BUF - Matt Hackett (33 saves, 35 shots)
MTL - Carey Price (24 saves, 24 shots)

Power Play
BUF - 0 of 3
MTL - 1 of 6

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