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Saturday, February 13, 2016
ENP STAFF REPORTS
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BUFFALO -- The Buffalo Sabres scored six goals against the Montreal Canadiens Friday night, en route to a 6-4 victory.

Evander Kane and Marcus Foligno each had a pair for the Blue & Gold. David Legwand and Josh Gorges had the other two.

Sven Andrighetto started the scoring for Montreal at 3:44 of the first period, assisted by Max Pacioretty and David Desharnais.

Legwand tied it for the Sabres at 12:50, assisted by Nicolas Deslauriers and Zach Bogosian. Kane's first at 19:42, made it 2-1 in favor of the Sabres. Foligno and Ryan O'Reilly assisted.

In the second period, Josh Gorges scored at 1:28, assisted by Jamie McGinn and Jack Eichel. It was Eichel's 21st assist on the season. Just 50 seconds later, Foligno's first of the game put the Sabres up 4-1. Philip Varone assisted on the goal. An Alex Galchenyuk power play goal at 4:47 made it 4-2. Andrei Markov and David Desharnais assisted on the Montreal goal. Sven Andrighetto brought the Canadiens within one on an unassisted by at 6:48. Foligno's second of the night at 17:41 put the home team back up by a pair. Galchenyuk scored another on the power play at 19:38. Markov and P.K. Subban assisted.

An otherwise quiet third period -- offensively -- was capped off with Kane's second of the night. Ryan O'Reilly assisted on the empty netter at 19:05.

The Sabres, now 22-28-6, next host the Colorado Avalanche at 12:30 p.m. Sunday.

NOTES: 
  • Friday's win improved the Sabres to 5-4-1 in the second game of a back-to-back set this season.
  • With a career-high three points (2+1), Marcus Foligno logged his 15th career multi-point game and his sixth career two-goal game.
  • 11 of Foligno's 15 multi-point games have come at home.
  • Foligno scored the Sabres' first penalty shot goal since March 13, 2014 at CAR (Tyler Ennis) and the first in a home game since Dec. 29, 2009 vs. PIT (Drew Stafford).
  • With two goals, Evander Kane now has six points (5+1) in his last five home games, including at least a goal in each of the last three.
  • Ryan O'Reilly tallied two assists Friday. He now has seven assists in his last six games and 10 points (4+6) in 10 career games against the Canadiens.


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