The Montreal Canadiens moved up in the standings with their fourth win in a row, a convincing 3-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres. Andrei Markov led the Habs with three assists, while David Desharnais had a goal and an assist. The kids Alex Galchenyuk and Brendan Gallagher also scored.

Buffalo is currently in last place and the Habs took to them early. Galchenyuk’s goal came with under three minutes to go in the first, but after Montreal had a couple close two-on-one rushes. Lars Eller got around Henrik Tallinder and shuffled the puck in front, where Markov fired it off of Galchenyuk’s pants into the net.

“We talk about it away from the rink, how smart [Markov] is,” Gallagher said. “He makes it easy on us and obviously every team would like to have him.”

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