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Montreal's only blemish during its current seven-game points streak came at home to the Buffalo Sabres earlier this week.
The Canadians have a chance to avenge that loss as they host the Sabres for the second time in five nights Saturday.
Montreal (20-5-5) avenged its only regulation loss in the last 19 games with a 5-2 road win over the New York Islanders on Thursday. The Canadiens, who are 6-0-1 since that 6-3 loss to the Islanders on March 5, now have a chance to pay back Buffalo (12-15-4) after the Sabres left Montreal with a 3-2 overtime victory Tuesday.
"Obviously a run like this feels good but we know we have a lot of work to do in improving our game," said Montreal forward Max Pacioretty, who had two assists Thursday. "If we want to be successful we have to change a couple things in our game and get better at it and hopefully we can keep doing that."
The Canadiens have a two-point lead over Boston in the Northeast Division and are on the heels of ...
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As the NHL trade deadline looms for this lockout-shortened season, one Buffalo Sabres fan fed up with his favorite team's performance this year decided to make a YouTube clip to show off his frustration.
The video parodies those "fire sale" videos for commercial businesses getting closed down and kudos to the creators for this one:
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The ****** man.
Alright, now that I got that out of the way, let's get to the reasons for his sudden rise in popularity in Buffalo. It is a pretty simple formula: Funny, hard working and hard hitting. That's the recipe for succeeding in this town with the minions. It is the reason why fans loved the Nolan teams, Mike Peca, Rob Ray and pretty much anyone who has a few...
Brian Gionta scored the go-ahead goal 48 seconds into the third period, Brendan Gallagher added two more and the Montreal Canadiens beat the New York Islanders for the first time in three tries this season, 5-2 on Thursday night.
Gionta's 10th goal of the season came after center David Desharnais caught a wobbling puck by the blue line off a clearing attempt, set it down and...
from Dan Rosen of NHL.com,
Buffalo Sabres: It's hard to nail down exactly what players GM Darcy Regier would be willing to deal before the deadline, but chances are he'll listen on just about anybody. If teams are looking for defensemen, they can inquire about Robyn Regehr and Jordan Leopold -- both have expiring contracts. Regier recently floated the possibility that...
The Sabresâ season has been nothing short of a disaster, but how will GM Darcy Regier address the defensive problems in this years Draft?
For the Buffalo Sabres, this season has been nothing short of a disaster! First, they trade star center Derek Roy to Dallas for gritty winger Steve Ott and defenceman Adam Pardy, then after a dismal start, they fire head coach Lindy Ruff who...
Hockey fights are very common, but what is not are the significant events that took place in Buffalo on Thursday night.
Colton Orr, who has a total of 1,026 penalty minutes in his 11-year career, recorded 29 minutes in just two seconds of playing time on Thursday. The Maple Leafsâ right winger not only served two minutes for cross-checking Buffaloâs Patrick Kaleta, but he also...
Nothing like a good hockey game in between a fight.
That's basically what happened Thursday night when the Buffalo Sabres got a hard-fought 5-4 Â Shootout win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.
And we say hard fought, we mean HARD fought.
The highlight of the evening to many: A Fight/Dance featuring a fight between Buffalo's John Scott and Toronto's Frazer McLaren...
On Wednesday afternoon I opened my mailbox to find a familiar sight, one that I've come to expect every spring for the last six years.Â But never has it left me more incredulous.
"An invoice for Sabres playoff tickets?Â What kind of sick joke is this?"
My favorite part was this excerpt from the letter that accompanied the invoice: âWith the NHL Playoffs...
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