BUFFALO, N.Y. - Rookie goalie Dustin Tokarski stopped 29 shots to earn his first NHL shutout in the Montreal Canadiens' 2-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday night.
Brendan Gallagher and Dale Weise scored for the Canadiens (37-25-7), who vaulted into second place in the Atlantic Division by jumping ahead of Toronto and Tampa Bay. Tokarski improved 2-0 this season and 3-3-1 for his career after being called up from AHL Hamilton earlier in the day.
Tokarski was filling in for starter Carey Price, who didn't make the trip a day after stopping 30 shots in a 5-4 overtime win against the Senators in his first NHL start since Feb. 8.
Coach Michel Therrien was wary of playing Price on consecutive nights after the goalie aggravated a lower body injury during Canada's gold-medal run at the Sochi Games.