Buffalo (11-8-3) at Montreal (12-6-4), 7:00 pm EST
MONTREAL (Ticker) — The Buffalo Sabres have seemingly snapped
out of their funk, while the Montreal Canadiens appear heading
After suffering a five-game losing streak, the Sabres hope to
win for the third straight game when they visit the struggling
Canadiens on Saturday.
Buffalo edged the surging Boston Bruins, 3-2, on Wednesday to
snap its skid and then rallied for a 4-3 victory over the
Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday.
Montreal, meanwhile, has dropped three of four and was shut out
for the first timein a 3-0 loss to the Washington Capitals on
After starting six straight contests, Carey Price was rested in
favor of backup Jaroslav Halak, who made 27 saves.
The Canadiens will begin a season-long, seven-game homestand
with this contest, followed by visits from the Atlanta
Thrashers, New York Rangers, New Jersey Devils, Calgary Flames,
Tampa Bay Lightning and Capitals.
Then after a trip to Carolina, the Canadiens will play host to
the Philadelphia Flyers, Buffalo Sabres and Hurricanes before
the NHL’s Christmas break.