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NHL Game Summary - Montreal at Buffalo



(Sunday, March 16th)

Final Score: Montreal 2, Buffalo 0

Buffalo, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Dustin Tokarski made 29 saves for his first NHL shutout and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Buffalo Sabres 2-0 on Sunday.

Tokarski, playing in his 10th NHL game, stopped nine shots each in the first two periods and had 11 saves in the third as Montreal won its second straight game on the heels of a three-game losing streak.

"The main thing is the two points," Tokarski said. "It was just a little icing on the cake with the shutout."

Dale Weise and Brendan Gallagher scored against Sabres starter Jhonas Enroth, who left the game after 36 minutes with what the team said was a lower-body injury.

Nathan Lieuwen, recalled on Sunday from Buffalo's AHL affiliate in Rochester, made his NHL debut in relief of Enroth and stopped 10 shots despite playing for the third straight day.

The Canadiens snapped a two-game road losing streak and earned their fourth straight win over Buffalo. They have points in nine of their last 10 games against the Sabres (6-1-3) and have won all three meetings this season.

Buffalo's losing streak reached six games and its home skid was extended to three. The Sabres have been shut out twice on their losing streak and have just five goals in the six games.

"We need to get out of this funk and keep playing hard," said defenseman Jamie McBain.

All of the game's scoring came during a 1 minute and 28 second stretch in the first period.

Weise's fourth goal of the season got Montreal on the board at the 14:41 mark. The puck, bouncing into the crease after David Desharnais threw a backhand on net, hit off Weise's skate in the crease.

The play was reviewed and upheld as a goal.

Gallagher's 17th of the season was knocked in by Buffalo defenseman Chad Ruhwedel, who was near the crease when Enroth let a rebound get away from him.

Game Notes

Both teams were 0-for-3 on the power play ... The Canadiens will return home to play Colorado on Tuesday ... The Sabres will start a five-game road trip on Tuesday at Calgary.

03/17 00:09:29 ET

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Final
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MIL 83
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BRK 94
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CLE 78
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MIN 92
SAN 121
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DAL 140
LAL 106
 
Final
DEN 117
NOP 97
 
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UTA 43
 
1:00pm Today
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KSU 0
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RICE 31
UTEP 13
 
3rd
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AFA 14
 
3rd
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SJST 7
 
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TEXAM 59
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DREX 70
USC 72
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CLEM 70
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MIAMI 79
AKR 51
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UCONN 75
DAY 64
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NEV 60
SHU 68
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LONG 81
UNCG 79
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ARKPB 46
VALPO 59
 
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WVU 70
BC 66
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TOWS 58
CCST 49
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YALE 70
ILLCH 58
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IOWA 63
SYR 66
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HAMP 82
ALCOR 69
 
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ODU 70
LSU 61
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KENT 89
BU 65
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SCAR 63
CHAR 65
 
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UVA 59
GWU 42
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WCU 72
HIWASSEE 53
 
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GT 78
MAST 69
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RIDE 78
LEH 74
 
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MSU 87
LOYC 52
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CMICH 76
MAINE 48
 
7:00pm Tonight
BUF 0
MNTST 0
 
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BAY 60
PVU 45
 
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HOF 66
USB 65
 
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OREG 78
TOL 68
 
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UGA 82
TROY 60
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STAN 89
UNLV 60
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WOFF 54
 
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YOUNG 62
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SILL 51
 
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TEX 71
 
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GMAS 58
NMU 69
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ILL 107
PEAY 66
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ARK 99
DELST 71
 
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JCHR 70
 
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MORE 64
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UF 61
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WAKE 81
IONA 85
 
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COLST 80
UGST 70
 
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WASU 80
IDST 68
 
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WEBER 64
ILLST 73
 
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AUB 105
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LOU 85
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ORST 55
ORU 42
 
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SHSU 93
 
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UTAH 88
UCR 42
 
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DUKE 74
TEMPL 54
 
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CORN 71
PSU 72
 
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CPSL 78
DEL 60
 
2nd
SEAT 48
WASH 60
 
2nd
LBSU 41
KYST 30
 
2nd
AMER 38
PBY 31
 
11:59pm Tonight
HAW
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CLB 3
BOS 4
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PIT 4
NYI 5
7:00pm Tonight
BUF 0
NYR 0
 
3rd
EDM 0
NJD 2