Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/4/14

BUFFALO, NY - NOVEMBER 28: Thomas Vanek #26 of the Buffalo Sabres controls the puck near the side boards against the Carolina Hurricanes during their NHL game on November 28, 2009 at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, New York. The Sabres defeated the Hurricanes 5-1. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
Thomas Vanek scored two goals to lead the Buffalo Sabres to a 2-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night. It was the Sabres' (13-15-4) third straight win in a run that began with an overtime victory in Montreal on Tuesday. Ryan Miller stopped 39 shots in this one for Buffalo. Michael Ryder scored the lone goal for Montreal (20-6-5), and Carey Price made 16 saves. The Sabres broke the scoreless deadlock midway through the second period during a 5-on-3 power play. With Mike Blunden and P.K. Subban in the box, the Sabres tried to find a shooting lane. Defenseman Christian Ehrhoff found one at 10:25, firing a shot from the point that deflected in off Vanek for his 15th of the season.
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