Game Day : Habs vs Sabres
Habs are hot and cold like the weather is lately in Montreal. Will they be able to keep it up and grab a much needed two points tonight? Guess we'll have to wait and see. Let's take a look at what's going on with both these clubs.
In the last ten games(7-2-1) Buffalo has been playing some pretty convincing hockey. They've pulled themselves together and are making a legitimate run for the playoffs. Tonight's game means a whole lot as far as eastern conference standings are concerned. Not quite a 4 point game, but pretty close if you ask me.
Buffalo's Drew Stafford has been ridiculous lately. He's got 8 goals in his last four games, and has posted two hat tricks in 3 games. Thing is, Price has Buffalo's number this season. Posting a 1.33 GAA throughout the first 3 times these teams have met.
Habs have some hot hands as well. Gionta has begun another streak. Joining him are Pleks and Pac as usual. D.D , Pouliot and White have also built some chemistry on the Habs' third line, so look for the usual lineups.
Despite a weak game from Price last week against the Bruins ( in which I can't even blame the guy one bit ) , Carey has been close to amazing every night in net. This has been a great season for the young netminder and the entire city has to give him props for doing what he did. With all the BS that went on last year between him and Halak, and the media, and the fans, and the trade talk, Carey really stepped up in a big way. By far our season's MVP.
Buffalo will be playing without superstar Derek Roy as well as Steve Montador, who is out with a concussion. Haven't heard who is in, and who is out for the Habs yet, so I expect some updates in the comments below. Hall Gill? Heard nothing yet.
Will Miller get some rest tonight? Not sure about that either, but I've read a few blogs saying it would be a perfect game for him to take off. He's started over 30 games in a row.
Game starts at 7:30pm and is being aired on RDS and TSNHABS-HD