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Canadiens vs Sabres Top Six Minutes: Habs embarrass themselves and run out of luck

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No one informed the Buffalo Sabres they were supposed to be humiliated by the Canadiens. Moulson and Ennis score to embarrass the Canadiens in Buffalo

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  • The MSG-B broadcasting team is trying to set this game up as a clash of two storied NHL franchises. Not sure I buy the idea that Buffalo is a storied franchise in the same vein as the storied franchise of the Canadiens.
  • First Niagara Centre doesn't have the same ring to it as the ol'Aud
  • The Buffalo Sabres - this should be easy for the Canadiens right?

First Period

  • Every time they call out Enroth it sounds like Enron
  • Breaks my heart to see pushing and shoving between Gio and PK
  • Love these older style Sabres jerseys - I almost expect Lou Franceschetti and Mike Ramsay to hop over the boards to take a shift. Still don't see them as a storied franchise
  • Of course the new guy Tangradi was on the ice for that Ennis goal.
  • Not a lot going right for the Sabres this season, but nice effort by Ennis on that goal. MSG-B announcers lost it on that goal, not sure it was a goal of the year, but fun to watch.
  • Why can't Mike Foligno's kid wear one of those ugly lids his dad used to wear? It'd be a perfect fit for these jerseys. If he can't do that how about a Rick Vaive horse collar?
  • Gonch had a couple of nice shifts that showed how far instincts can go to make up for other declining abilities. Like someone mentioned a few games ago - Gonchar's current play is a preview of what Markov will become in a couple of years.
  • MSG-B played the most disturbing anti-smoking commercial I have seen in a long time. Bombarded by these and Cellino & Barnes commercials, I'm not sure I'll last.
  • If the Sabres can ever develop all these young talents properly they will be scary, then again this is the Sabres we're talking about.
  • What was the point of that Prust-Stewart fight?
  • Another first period, another disappointment for Habs.

2nd Period

  • Drew Stafford does not come back for the second period and looks to be gone for the game... to quote A Mighty Wind "wha happened?"
  • Stafford is the Sabres second leading scorer because no one else wanted the job.
  • When do we get to decide for once and for all who has won the Cody Hodgson for Zack Kassian swap?
  • PK was said to have taken a screened shot and of course I heard "screen shot". I must have those three stars for TSM on the brain.
  • Tangradi and Kaleta try their best to earn game misconducts and get thrown out of this truly boring game. I kid. Tangradi trying to make a case to stay with the team. Nice to see... yada yada yada
  • 'Renegade' is in attendance tonight and the broadcast crew makes their best attempt at making it sound like Lorenzo Lamas is Hollywood royalty.
  • That Moulson shot - daaaamn.
  • Prust shows Tangradi how to get chucked off the ice.
  • PLEKS!
  • Stairway denied!
  • Well at least the Habs haven't given up a million shots - almost but not quite.
  • Strachan profiled between the second and third periods. Loooooves country music, hates rap. It's like he's an 1980s wrestling heel.

3rd Period

  • If the Sabres had scored on Price in a situation like that we'd all be livid. But I'll take that goal!
  • P.A. seems to be the leader for the Habs in the category of scoring goals when we absolutely need them
  • Funny how a 1-1 tie can create some meaningful tension in an otherwise awful game
  • That was a PP goal?! It's been so long since I've seen one, I forgot what they looked like.
  • This game better not go to OT (this game is definitely going to OT and then a shootout).
  • I change my mind these Tim Horton's Bake Shop commercials are the most horrifying.
  • Marcus Foligno ditches his lid and instead of donning his dad's old helmet, goes in for a check without nothing on his dome at all
  • Subbanned!
  • MSG mentioned #55 while I was looking away and I thought they were talking about Gonchar until they said, "This young man..."
  • This has suddenly taken a turn for the interesting. I hope it's interesting enough that we avoid OT
  • Didn't you like how the presence of Allen totally scared Gio and the Sabres and they didn't retaliate at all against that Emelin hit?
  • Emelin hit suspendable? I'm not entirely sure, but it'd be the Habs luck that we'd lose Emelin to suspension, Gilbert comes back in, but we see Allen and Gonchar getting a ton more ice time.
  • Matt Moulson was due.
  • That was ugly
  • Therrien can say, "See the dump works! Buffalo scored the game winning goal on a dump."
  • What a loss.

EOTP 3 STARS

3. Fittingly a three-way tie for third, touché indeed:

2. If only kids didn't need sustenance

1. Says it all

Highlights

Barely qualifies