– The Associated Press

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Drew Stafford scored twice and added an assist, Thomas Vanek had a goal and two assists, and Ryan Miller finished with 23 saves to lift the Buffalo Sabres to a 6-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night.

Jason Pominville, Paul Gaustad and Tim Connolly also scored for the Sabres, who bounced back from a one-goal loss in Pittsburgh on Friday to improve to 10-4-1 in their past 15 games.

Miller made his 28th consecutive start for Buffalo, which won its seventh straight at home against Toronto.

Nikolai Kulemin and Francois Beauchemin scored for the Leafs, and rookie James Reimer allowed five goals on 30 shots before being yanked after two periods.

CANADIENS 2, RANGERS 0: Carey Price made 35 saves for his fifth shutout of the season, Scott Gomez scored late in the second period, and host Montreal extended New York’s losing streak to four.

Price earned his NHL-leading 26th victory as Montreal won its third in a row since the All-Star break.

Gomez, a former Rangers forward, made it 1-0 with 1:26 left in the second with his seventh goal.

ISLANDERS 5, SENATORS 3: Rob Schremp’s second goal of the game broke a third-period tie and lifted New York past Ottawa at Uniondale, N.Y.

HURRICANES 4, THRASHERS 3: Erik Cole scored at 2:48 of overtime to give Carolina a home win over Atlanta.

FLYERS 3, STARS 1: Andrej Meszaros and Darroll Powe each scored on long-distance wrist shots, and Brian Boucher stopped 29 shots to lead host Philadelphia past Dallas.

BLUE JACKETS 4, OILERS 3: R.J. Umberger scored twice and assisted on both of Kristian Huselius’ goals, including the winning tally with 4 minutes left, to lead Columbus at home against Edmonton.

PREDATORS 3, RED WINGS 0: Pekka Rinne stopped 35 shots and Nashville beat visiting Detroit.

Sergei Kostitsyn scored twice and Shea Weber added a goal for Nashville.

DUCKS 3, AVALANCHE 0: Corey Perry scored three goals and Curtis McElhinney stopped 25 shots for his second NHL shutout, leading Anaheim at Denver.

COYOTES 1, WILD 0: Taylor Pyatt ended Phoenix’s long scoring drought early in the third period and Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 25 shots for his fourth shutout this season, helping Phoenix beat visiting Minnesota.

NOTES: Pittsburgh Penguins star Evgeni Malkin has two torn knee ligaments, and it’s not clear if he’ll need surgery.