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One of the hottest NHL teams outside of Pittsburgh has been the surging Montreal Canadiens, who are getting solid contributions from seemingly everyone who puts on the sweater.
They're still not taking the disappointing Buffalo Sabres lightly, though.
Montreal looks to extend its winning streak while dealing Buffalo a sixth consecutive road loss Tuesday night in the first of two meetings at the Bell Centre this week.
The Canadiens (19-5-4) trail the Eastern Conference-leading Penguins by two points with a pair of games in hand. They've won five straight during Pittsburgh's nine-game run that began with a wild 7-6 overtime win March 2 at the Bell Centre.
Montreal, which also hosts Buffalo on Saturday, has earned at least one point in 16 of its last 17 games (13-1-3).
"It's not any one particular line," said Colby Armstrong, who scored his first goal of the season in Saturday's 2-1 victory at New Jersey. "When you get goals from everyone it cert...
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You may recall Buffalo Sabres noted dirty play guy Patrick Kaleta got suspended for five games for nearly breaking Mike Richards' neck against the boards. Upon his return from suspension, interim Sabres coach Ron Rolston benched Kaleta, as an extension of his punishment, presumably to send a point. I guess it kind of worked, because Kaleta was upset. Not necessarily remorseful...
That “beep, beep, beep” you hear out of the Buffalo Sabres’ dressing room would be Ryan Miller doing some backpedaling.
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from Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette,
P.K. Subban says there’s no worse feeling than sitting in the penalty box when the opposition scores the winning goal.
That was the situation Tuesday night in overtime when Subban had a front-row seat as Steve Ott banged home a rebound to give the Buffalo Sabres a 3-2 win over the Canadiens at the Bell Centre.
Buffalo Sabres prospect forward Colin Jacobs has signed an amateur tryout contract with the team's American Hockey League affiliate in Rochester.
From Coppell, Texas, Jacobs was the Sabres' fourth-round pick in the 2011 NHL draft. He was eligible to be signed by Rochester once his junior career ended last weekend, when Prince George failed to qualify for the Western Hockey...
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By James Stephan (@J_Habs)
Saskatoon Blades blueliner Darren Dietz signs three year Entry Level Deal
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It just seems that we have seen Ryan Miller do this way too often in the shortened season. (Nick Wass / AP)
It has been a long St. Patrick's Day. The end of the week always brings fantasy frustrations to a boiling point one way or the other. These two guys had to frustrate fantasy owners today, one because he was awful and the other because of an unexpected result. Are you...
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Steve Ott's second goal of the game at 2:16 of overtime lifted the Buffalo Sabres to a 3-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday.
P.K. Subban was off after his stick clipped Mark Pysyk and, with two seconds left in the man advantage, Ott was at the doorstep to shovel in a rebound and give Buffalo its second win in eight games.
Ott and Tyler Ennis scored in the opening...
Do you ever get to the point where you are just over the drama of cheering for or booing a sports team? When everything starts to feel manufactured and you catch yourself getting worked up about something that really doesn't mean anything? Like, what is the point? When the discord is at its highest, sometimes you just feel kind of over it, especially when we've been through...
The Canadiens are so hot that there young players who are called up from the minors are even producing.
With the Devils attempting to clear the zone, Jarred Tinordi set up Tomas Plekanec with the redirect goal and giving the Canadiens the 2-1 lead late in the game.
"We make that play 20 times a game, and sometimes the puck doesn't want to go your way," said...
Patrick Kaleta talks after practice today.