Buffalo (16-13-3) at Montreal (17-9-5), 7:00 pm EST
MONTREAL (Ticker) — The Buffalo Sabres and the Montreal
Canadiens are both coming off impressive victories as the
Northeast Division rivals square off at the Bell Centre on
Ryan Miller made 40 saves to record his third shutout of the
season and Derek Roy had a goal and two assists Friday as the
Sabres cruised to a 5-0 triumph over the Los Angeles Kings.
“Ryan was there for every shot,” Buffalo coach Lindy Ruff said.
“That might be as good as he’s looked all year, and he made a
lot of it look easy. It tells you that he was in the right
place all night.”
“Sometimes you have to have a little edge in your game,” Miller
added. “I don’t know if I’ve had it for long enough. You get
to the point where you’re mad enough at yourself and confident
enough in your game that you can go out and play. It’s an
interesting spot to be.”
Drew Stafford netted a goal and set up another and Adam Mair,
Clarke MacArthur and Matt Ellis also scored for the Sabres, who
have won five of their last seven games.
Sergei Kostitsyn, Steve Begin and Guillaume Latendresse each
netted a goal and set up another Thursday as the Canadiens ended
the Philadelphia Flyers’ five-game winning streak with a 5-2
Matt D’Agostini and Alexei Kovalev also scored and Jaroslav
Halak made 29 saves for the Canadiens, who snapped a three-game