MONTREAL, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Doug Gilmour scored twice against his former team and Yanic Perreault added a goal and two assists Saturday night as the Montreal Canadiens coasted to their fourth win in five games, 6-2 over the Buffalo Sabres.
Gilmour and Perreault have powered the Canadiens' recent success, extending their points streaks to five games. Gilmour, who left Buffalo and signed as a free agent with Montreal on June 10, 2001, has four goals and four assists during his streak, while Perreault has registered five goals and four assists.
Montreal scored five times on six shots bridging the first two periods. Buffalo's Martin Biron allowed two goals on six shots in the opening 20 minutes and was replaced at the start of the second by Mika Noronen. The Finnish rookie yielded three goals on the first four shots he faced.
Jose Theodore, the reigning Hart Trophy winner, made 36 saves in his fourth straight win.
Adam Mair got the lone goal for the Sabres, who are winless in five of their last six games (1-4-1).