Gameday Preview: Montreal Canadiens vs Buffalo Sabres

Montreal Canadiens (8-5-2) vs Buffalo Sabres (7-6-2)

Game Time: 7:30pm at Bell Centre

Referees: #20 Tim Peel, #21 TJ Luxmore

Linesmen: #78 Brian Mach, #82 Ryan Galloway

The Montreal Canadiens are coming off a 5-3 loss to the New York Rangers on Tuesday night. The Habs looked solid for about 2 periods then fell apart in the third period of a very physical game on the second night of a back to back for the Habs. Tonight the Habs will play a Sabres team that beat them in the final minute two weeks ago. With the Habs currently down 2 wingers tonight’s line-up will look a little different. Carey Price will get the start between the pipes for the Habs.

Keys To The Game

  • Fast Start, Fast Finish. The Habs are doing a great job getting on the board early but can’t seem to close out a game. This needs to change tonight
  • Stay out of the box. The Habs were great on the PK on Tuesday Night killing six penalties. Yes they have a good PK unit but let’s not make taking penalties a habit. It’s gonna come back to bite them
  • Carey Price looked good on Tuesday but the defense was lack-luster giving up way too many odd man chances.

 

Forwards:

Tomas Tatar- Phillip Danault- Brendan Gallagher

Jonathan Drouin- Max Domi- Andrew Shaw

Artturi Lehkonen- Jesperi Kotkaniemi- Kenny Agostino

Nicholas Deslauriers- Matthew Peca- Charles Hudon

Defensemen

Jordie Benn- Jeff Petry

Karl Alzner- Mike Reilly

Xavier Ouellet- Victor Mete

Tonight’s Scratches: Noah Juulsen (Healthy Scratch), Joel Armia (LBI)

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