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MONTREAL (AP) - 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.