NHL: Buffalo 4, Montreal 3

Dec. 14, 2009 at 10:54 PM

MONTREAL, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Clarke MacArthur put Buffalo ahead with a power-play goal in the third period and the Sabres held on Monday to top the Montreal Canadiens 4-3.

MacArthur took a pass from Drew Stafford and directed the puck past Montreal goalie Jaroslav Halak with 5:19 remaining.

Andrej Sekera, Patrick Kaleta and Tim Kennedy registered the other goals in Buffalo's fourth straight victory.

Andrei Kostitsyn scored twice and Mike Cammalleri added a goal for the Canadiens, who have dropped three straight games.

The Sabres' Ryan Miller stopped 21 shots and Halak blocked 23.

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