The Buffalo Sabres finally got back in the win column on Tuesday night after defeating the Montreal Canadiens, 7-2, at the Bell Centre. With the victory, the Sabres snapped an eight-game skid and moved to 8-11-0 on the season.
Buffalo scored three goals in just over two minutes to open the game and never looked back as they added one in the second and three more in the third.
The Sabres’ top line had a big night as they combined for 12 points. Jeff Skinner led the way with two goals and three assists. Tage Thompson tallied four points on a goal and three assists, while Alex Tuch scored and collected a pair of assists. Rasmus Dahlin, Henri Jokiharju, and JJ Peterka also found the back of the net.
Tyson Jost made his debut with Buffalo and dropped the gloves on his first shift. He had one hit over 12 minutes of ice time.
Craig Anderson started between the pipes and turned aside 29-of-31 shots, earning his fourth win of the season.
Buffalo converted on two of their four power play opportunities while going a perfect 6-for-6 on the penalty kill.
The Sabres will head home to begin a three-game homestand, starting Wednesday night against the St. Louis Blues. Buffalo will be wearing their new red and black goathead jerseys. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m.