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Canadiens vs Sabres game thread

Montreal looks to build on it's emotional win versus the Bruins.

Coming off their tough win versus the Bruins, the Habs will face the eternally struggling Sabres tonight in what will probably end up being a huge emotional let down compared to last night's game.

There will be a few roster changes tonight, especially due to the injuries that both Travis Moen and Dale Weise received last night. Lars Eller is expected to slot back into the lineup, and it was announced that Jarred Tinordi will take over Francis Bouillon's place. Ryan White also gets the call, due to the aforementioned injuries.

Matt Hackett gets the start for the Sabres, only his second in a Buffalo uniform. If that name sounds familiar, it's because Matt is former Habs goalie Jeff Hackett's nephew.

Buffalo's numbers this year are appalling, and they were flat out dominated the last time they faced the Habs. For Montreal's sake let's hope the trend continues.

Tale of the tape:


Puck drop is at 7:30 PM EST.

Montreal Canadiens Projected Lineup
Left Wing
Right Wing
Max Pacioretty David Desharnais Thomas Vanek
Alex Galchenyuk Tomas Plekanec Brendan Gallagher
Rene Bourque Daniel Briere Brian Gionta
Michael Bournival Lars Eller Ryan White
Left Defense
Right Defense
Andrei Markov Alexei Emelin
Douglas Murray P.K. Subban
Jarred Tinordi Mike Weaver
Carey Price
Peter Budaj

Scratches: Francis Bouillon, George Parros

Injuries: Josh Gorges (fractured hand, 1 week), Brandon Prust (upper body, out for the remainder of the season), Dale Weise (tendon), Travis Moen (concussion).

As for the Sabres

Buffalo Sabres Projected Lineup
Left Wing
Right Wing
Marcus Foligno Tyler Ennis Drew Stafford
Cory Conacher Cody Hodgson Torrey Mitchell
Matt Ellis Brian Flynn Matt D'Agostini
John Scott Zenon Konopka Nicolas Deslauriers
Left Defense
Right Defense
Christian Erhoff Chad Ruhwedel
Henrik Tallinder Tyler Myers
Mike Weber Jamie McBain
Matt Hackett
Nathan Lieuwen

Injuries: Zemgus Girgensons, Chris Stewart, Jhonas Enroth, Michal Neuvirth, Alexander Sulzer.

Scratch: Ville Leino.

Check out the opposing side at Die by the Blade.

The game will be available in Canada RDS and TSN-Habs. It's available in the US on MSG-B.