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Back at it again (in more ways than one)! Everyone loved that Sabres-Habs contest so much they decided to go back and do it all again tonight in Montreal. It's like they channeled Ernie Banks for a moment.
The less said about last night the better, but I hope that Bryan Allen is scratched and Tom Gilbert is rightfully returned to the lineup. Who knows, maybe it'll be Alexei Emelin who is hooked from the lineup and Bryan Allen will be shoehorned into his minutes on the second pairing. I'm already dreading tonight just thinking about it.
Alexei Emelin has been fined for his hit to the head of Brian Gionta last night to the tune of 11,000 dollars, but he has not been suspended.
The Sabres may have at least on change to their forward lines tonight. Drew Stafford left the game at the end of the first and did not return due to an upper body (possibly elbow) injury. Stafford will travel with the team to Montreal and take part in the morning skate, but he remains a game time decision.
If Stafford doesn't play the Sabres could either call someone up from the Amerks (they're playing in Binghamton tonight) or dress 7 D with Andre Benoit drawing in.
As this is the second half of a back-to-back expect back-up netminders Dustin Tokarski
and Michael Neuvirth to guard their respective nets. Jhonas Enroth will start for the Sabres as Buffalo sticks with what works.
Puck drop is at 7:00 PM EST (8:30 PM In Newfoundland!)
In Canada: City
In Quebec (French): TVA
In the Sabres region: MSG-B
Elsewhere: NHL Gamcenter Live or NHL Center Ice
|Max Pacioretty||David Desharnais||PA Parenteau|
|Alex Galchenyuk||Tomas Plekanec||Brendan Gallagher|
|Brandon Prust||Lars Eller||Jiri Sekac
|Dale Weise||Manny Malhotra||Eric Tangradi|
Scratched: Tom Gilbert
Injured: Michael Bournival
As for the Buffalo Sabres, they'll counter with:
|Matt Moulson||Zemgus Girgensons||Tyler Ennis|
|Brian Flynn||Torrey Mitchell||Brian Gionta
|Nicholas Deslauriers||Cody Hodgson|
|Patrick Kaleta||Marcus Foligno||Chris Stewart|
|Tyson Strachan||Tyler Myers|
|Rasmus Ristolainen||Nikita Zadorov|
|Mike Weber||Andrej Meszaros|
Scratched: Andre Benoit
Injured: Mark Pysyk, Jake McCabe, Matthew Hackett, Josh Gorges, Drew Stafford, Cody McCormick
Check out the opposing side at Die By The Blade