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NHL: Buffalo 3, Montreal 0

MONTREAL, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Jocelyn Thibault recorded his first shutout of the season Saturday night, as the Buffalo Sabres beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-0.

The only goal Thibault needed came from Jaroslav Spacek on the power play at 9:38 of the second period.

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Buffalo's other goals were scored by Thomas Vanek, also in the second, and Jochen Hecht (empty net) in the third.

Thibault stopped all 24 Montreal shots to record his 38th career shutout and extend the Sabres' winning streak to four games.

Goalie Cristobal Huet made 32 saves on 34 shots for the Canadiens, who have dropped two in a row and three of four.

On the power play, Boston was 1-for-4 and Montreal went 0-for-3.

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