David Desharnais and Rene Bourque each scored two goals to propel the Canadiens to a decisive 6-1 victory Saturday afternoon over division rivals the Buffalo Sabres.

The Sabres spoiled goaltender Carey Price's shutout bid when Thomas Vanek scored a short-handed goal in the third period. Price tried to smother the puck, but it hit his arm and bounced over him into the net.

Vanek went into the game leading the league in points.