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Canadiens @ Sabres: Game thread, rosters, lines, and how to watch

Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Game 5: Montreal Canadiens @ Buffalo Sabres

How to watch

Start time: 7:00 PM EDT / 4:00 PM PDT
In Canada: Sportsnet One (English)
In the Canadiens region RDS (French)
In the U.S.: NHL Network
Streaming: Sportsnet+, RDS


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Two nights after defeating the Washington Capitals in overtime, the Canadiens have travelled to Buffalo to face the Sabres. Despite one bad game last week, Montreal has gotten off to a good start with points in three of its first four games. The Sabres, however, have just four points from five contests in this early season.

Buffalo had greater expectations ahead of the season, but to this point, three goals is the maximum they’ve scored in any game, after netting at least four in half of their games a season ago. The Sabres’ offence is still slumbering to start the year, and the Habs, backed up once again by Jake Allen, will try to keep it that way for at least one more match.

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
#22 Cole Caufield #14 Nick Suzuki #49 Rafaël Harvey-Pinard
#70 Tanner Pearson #35 Alex Newhook #20 Juraj Slafkovský
#17 Josh Anderson #91 Sean Monahan #11 Brendan Gallagher
#55 Michael Pezzetta #71 Jake Evans #56 Jesse Ylönen
Left Defence Right Defence
#8 Mike Matheson #58 David Savard
#72 Arber Xhekaj $54 Jordan Harris
#26 Johnny Kovacevic #52 Justin Barron
Starter Backup
#34 Jake Allen #35 Samuel Montembeault

Injured: Kirby Dach, Christian Dvorak, Kaidne Guhle, Chris Wideman
Scratched: Joel Armia, Cayden Primeau

Buffalo Sabres projected lineup

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Jordan Greenway Tage Thompson Dylan Cozens
Jeff Skinner Casey Mittelstadt Alex Tuch
John Jason Peterka Peyton Krebs Victor Olofsson
Zemgus Girgensons Tyson Jost Kyle Okposo
Left Defence Right Defence
Rasmus Dahlin Mattias Samuelsson
Owen Power Henri Jokiharju
Connor Clifton Erik Johnson
Starter Backup
Eric Comrie Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen

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