Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Preseason Game Preview: Sabres vs. Canadians

It is the matchup in Hockeyville tonight with the Sabres and the Canadiens. After the loss last night in Toronto the Sabres head north to Roberval, Quebec to take on the Canadiens in front of roughly 1,000 in the arena.

Roberval was selected by Kraft in October as the 2008 Hockeyville and their reward is this game. The Roberval community has been looking forward to this game and do not be surprised to see a fairly heavy French Canadian contingency in this game.

As for the Sabres, they looked like it was their first game last night against the Leafs with fatigue setting in and the Sabres eventually losing the game 7-4. Only five or six players are going to double duty this game, so expect a fresh lineup for this game. Pominville will be in this lineup for PR reasons. Also, expect Rivet to make his first start as a Sabre tonight seeing as he did not play in last nights game.

In terms of prospects playing in the preseason, there were not many new faces to account for in last nights game. With only Tyler Bouck in the lineup last night there should be a influx of rookies playing in the game. I would expect Gerbe's first crack at the lineup tonight as well as the possibility for Tyler Ennis to play tonight as well. In goal, expect Lalime to start tonight with another apperance for Enroth.

The Canadiens played last night as well in Halfax, Nova Scotis losing 8-3 to the Boston Bruins. Jaroslav Halek got the start last night, so Carey Price should get the start tonight. There are a few new faces for the Canadiens including Alex Tanguay. Tanguay from the Flames should provide another scoring threat to this already dangerous team.

The fans in Roberval should get a fairly entertaining game from two teams that generally don't like each other.

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