Saturday, December 20, 2008

Sabres/Canadiens Preview

The Sabres travel to Montreal tonight winners of five of their last seven.  The Sabres beat the Kings last night 5-0 behind the strong play of Ryan Miller and the weak play of the Kings goaltenders.  The Canadiens beat the Flyers on Thursday night and have that critical extra day of rest.

For the Sabres, it would not surprise me to see Patrick Lalime in net tonight.  With the back to back games this weekend and the Penguins coming back to town on Monday, this would not be a bad option.  For the Canadiens, it will be Jaroslav Halek in net.  Carey Price has been battling a lower body injury that has been kept him out of the last six games.  The Canadiens are battling injuries as well also missing Andrej Kostitsyn who was injured in the Flyers game.  For the Sabres, would not be surprised to see Kaleta out for this game due to the concussion that he suffered on the sucker punch last night.

The Sabres seem to up their game for a tougher opponent and nothing is going to be tougher than the Montreal Canadiens tonight.  I would not be surprised though to see this team lay an egg tonight.  Game time is 7 pm at the Bell Center. 

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