MONTREAL — Rasmus Ristolainen scored in overtime as the visiting Buffalo Sabres beat the Montreal Canadiens 6-5 on Thursday night.

Vladimir Sobotka and Jeff Skinner, with two each, and Conor Sheary scored in regulation time for the Sabres (8-6-2).

Linus Ullmark gave up five goals on 32 shots after two periods. Carter Hutton, in relief, made fives saves in the third.

Jonathan Drouin, Matthew Peca, Andrew Shaw, Tomas Tatar and Nicolas Deslauriers scored for the Canadiens (8-5-3). Max Domi, with three assists, extended his point streak to five games.

Carey Price made 25 saves on 31 shots.

With the game tied 5-5, Ristolainen scored the winner at 1:38 with a slap shot that blew right past Price after a failed 3-on-1 for the Canadiens at the other end. It was the only shot in overtime.

The Sabres took three leads in the first period but Montreal answered right back each time.

Buffalo went up 1-0 through Sobotka’s first at 6:08 before Drouin equalized on a 2-on-1 with Domi at 9:14.

The teams then combined for four goals in the span of 1:46.

Sobotka gave Buffalo the 2-1 lead at 14:40 after Price failed to control a rebound in his crease.

Montreal tied it up just 10 seconds later when Peca netted his first in a Canadiens uniform on a bank shot from behind the net.

Sheary, playing his 200th NHL game, made it 3-2 at 15:52 before Shaw jumped on a loose puck in the crease to tie the game 34 seconds later.

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