MONTREAL (AP) — Brendan Gallagher had two goals and an assist, and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Buffalo Sabres 7-4 on Saturday night for their third straight win.
Artturi Lehkonen, Andrew Shaw, Paul Byron, Max Domi and Tomas Tatar also scored for the Canadiens (40-28-7), who lead the race for the second wild card in the Eastern Conference. Domi and Tatar also had two assists apiece.
Making his seventh start in a row, Montreal star Carey Price made 23 saves.
Sam Reinhart, Alexander Nylander, Marco Scandella and Jack Eichel scored for the Sabres (31-34-9), who were officially eliminated from playoff contention. Carter Hutton stopped 37 shots.