Skip to main content

Sabres look to extend win streak against Canadiens

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

into one.

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.


Kris Letang

Penguins Hope to Get Deal With Kris Letang Done Soon

Pittsburgh Penguins GM Ron Hextall said he'd "be surprised" if the team doesn't get a deal together soon with defenseman Kris Letang, while adding the team is still working on Evgeni Malkin.


Wild Sign Middleton to Three-Year Extension

The Minnesota Wild have signed defenseman Jacob Middleton to a three-year contract extension.

Kirill Kaprizov

Wild GM Guerin Says Kaprizov Remains in Russia Amid Fake ID Report

Minnesota Wild GM Bill Guerin has denied reports that Kirill Kaprizov flew back to the United States following news of Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Ivan Fedotov's detainment in Russia last week.