The Montreal Canadiens and Buffalo Sabres meet up for the last tim this season. Photo: Kevin Hoffman-US PRESSWIRE
The Montreal Buffalo Sabres., after a few days away from game action, play three games in the next four nights, starting with a visit to the
The Sabres have scored three goals in each of their five meetings against the Canadiens this season. Four times it was good enough for a win. Montreal, averaging 2.55 goals a game, had to take it to a shootout to pull out their lone win against their division rival.
The Sabres are 6-2-2 in their last ten games, coming off a 7-3 dismantling of the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday. They are still on the outside looking in at an Eastern Conference playoff spot. It won't be the easiest journey to the post-season, with a tough schedule up ahead.
To make it, a full two-point win is an absolute must for them. "I need difference-makers right now," coach Lindy Ruff said. "I don’t need to hear about great chances or missed (scoring) opportunities. Missed opportunities will put us in a bad place."
The media attempted to stir up a revenge mentality following the Canadiens Tuesday practice. Habs coach Randy Cunneyworth dismissed that, citing he feels Myers paid his dues and took responsibility for his actions.
Myers is on the same page, focused on what is needed for the team. "I'm going to approach it like any other game," he said. "It's in the past. I didn't mean to hurt him. It's not my intention to go in and kill a guy like that. Whatever happens, happens. I'm just going to focus on two points."
Nathan Gerbe (upper body) and Matt Ellis (knee) remain out for the Sabres. Tomas Kaberle (upper body) is still out for the Habs, as are Scott Gomez, Brian Gionta, Travis Moen, Raphael Diaz and Mathieu Darche
MONTREAL CANADIENS PROJECTED LINEUP
BUFFALO SABRES PROJECTED LINEUP
Marcus Foligno - Tyler Ennis - Drew Stafford
Jordan Leopold -Tyler Myers
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