facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Buffalo 6, Montreal 1

Oct. 12, 2002 at 10:07 PM   |   Comments

MONTREAL, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Taylor Pyatt scored twice and Martin Biron turned aside 19 shots Saturday night as the Buffalo Sabres routed the Montreal Canadiens, 6-1, for their fifth consecutive victory at the newly named Bell Centre.

Under control of the NHL after owner John Rigas was indicted on fraud charges during the offseason, the Sabres made Vezina and Hart Trophy winner Jose Theodore look ordinary, torching him for six goals on 31 shots.

Pyatt opened the scoring, banging in Chris Gratton's cross-crease pass at 2:11 of the second period before giving Buffalo a 3-1 lead by knocking in a rebound from low in the slot.

Tim Connolly had a goal and an assist and Gratton and J.P. Dumont each added two assists for the Sabres, who have not lost in Montreal since Oct. 17, 2000.

Biron was solid, allowing just defenseman Patrice Brisebois' slap shot early in the second period to elude him.

© 2002 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Lorde's song 'Royals' banned by San Francisco radio until World Series Lorde's song 'Royals' banned by San Francisco radio until World Series
2
Ray Rice could return to the NFL within a month Ray Rice could return to the NFL within a month
3
UPI horse racing roundup UPI horse racing roundup
4
Peyton Manning breaks record for most touchdown passes Peyton Manning breaks record for most touchdown passes
5
Broncos crush Niners on Manning's historic night
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback