Sabres beat Montreal 2-1 in home finale

Sabres close out home slate with a win against Montreal

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Rasmus Ristolainen and Tyler Ennis scored and the Buffalo Sabres closed their home schedule with a 2-1 victory Wednesday night to snap the Montreal Canadiens' five-game winning streak.
 
Robin Lehner stopped 31 shots in a game the Sabres hung on to win after building a 2-0 lead through two periods.
 
Tomas Plekanec scored for the Canadiens and Carey Price stopped 28 shots in what was essentially a mean-nothing game between two Atlantic Division rivals.
 
Buffalo has already been eliminated from playoff contention to extend the franchise's longest postseason drought to six years. The Sabres did hit a milestone by finishing with a 20-15-6 home record to reach the 20-win mark for the first time since a 21-12-8 finish in 2011-12.
 
Montreal had little left to play for in having already secured the team's fourth playoff berth in five years.
 
 

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