The Buffalo Sabres decisively defeated the Montreal Canadiens, 6 to 3, on October 24, 1996.

Final

MTL

3

BUF

Sabres

4-4-0

6

Team

MTL

BUF

1

1

1

2

2

3

3

0

2

Total

3

6

Summary

Team Stats

Player Stats

1st period

MTL

BUF

Sabres

Derek Plante (EV) assisted by Dixon Ward and Rob Ray

0

1

Canadiens

Benoit Brunet (EV) assisted by Turner Stevenson and Vincent Damphousse

1

1

2nd period

MTL

BUF

Sabres

Matthew Barnaby (EV) unassisted

1

2

Sabres

Brian Holzinger (SH) assisted by Derek Plante and Bob Boughner

1

3

Canadiens

Scott Thornton (EV) assisted by Rory Fitzpatrick and Peter Popovic

2

3

Canadiens

Saku Koivu (EV) assisted by David Wilkie

3

3

Sabres

Donald Audette (PP) assisted by Pat LaFontaine and Alexei Zhitnik

3

4

3rd period

MTL

BUF

Sabres

Michael Peca (EV) assisted by Jason Dawe and Randy Burridge

3

5

Sabres

Derek Plante (EV) assisted by Brian Holzinger

3

6