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Season Opener: 10/10/08 Montreal @ Buffalo 7:30PM EDT RDS (HD), MSG (HD)





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Montreal Canadiens


2008-2009 record: 0-0-0
2007-2008 record: 47-25-10 (104pts, 1st in Northeast, 1st in Conference)


Probable Lineup:

A.Kostitsyn-Plekanec-Kovalev
Latendresse-Koivu-Tanguay
S.Kostitsyn-Lang-Kostopolous
Begin-Lapierre-Dandenault

Markov-Komisarek
Hamrlik-O'Byrne
Brisebois-Gorges

Starting Goalie: Carey Price (2007-2008 record: 24-12-3; GAA: 2.56; SV%: 0.920)



Backup: Jaroslav Halak (2007-2008 record: 2-1-1; GAA: 2.11; SV%: 0.934)

Injuries: Laraque, Bouillon, Higgins

Keys to victory:
Play hard and fore check hard
SHOOT THE PUCK and crash the net
Special teams is a big key



Buffalo Sabres

2008-2009 record: 0-0-0
2007-2008 record: 39-31-12 (90pts, 4th in Northeast, 10th in Conference)

Probable Lineup:

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Starting Goalie: Ryan Miller (2007-2008 record: 36-27-10; GAA: 2.64; SV%: 0.906)




Backup: Patrick Lalime (2007-2008 record: 16-12-2; GAA: 2.82; SV%: 0.897)

Injuries: None

Keys to victory:

Shoot the puck and fore check hard
Special teams will have to be good (PK and PP)
Play a team game


TEAM COMPARISON

2007-2008 Season Series: Montreal 5-3-0

Last Meeting: April 3rd, 2008; Buffalo 1 Montreal 3

2007-2008 SPECIAL TEAMS STATS


TeamPK%PK RankPP%PP Rank
Buffalo83.21118.014
Montreal82.51524.11

KEY NEW ADDITIONS AND LOSSES

Montreal additions: Tanguay, Laraque, Lang
Montreal losses: Streit, Ryder, Smolinski
Buffalo additions: Rivet, Lalime
Buffalo losses: Bernier, Kalinin, Thibault


2007-2008 TEAM LEADING SCORERS



Montreal


PlayerGPGAPts+/-
Alex Kovalev82354984+18
Tomas Plekanec81294069+15
Mark Streit81134962-6

Buffalo

PlayerGPGAPts+/-
Derek Roy78324981+13
Jason Pominville82275380+16
Thomas Vanek82362864-5

WATCH OUT FOR:


Alex Kovalev


Jason Pominville



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Higgins is out with an injury, dandenault playing fourth, kosto on the third.

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i missed all of one game last year, when the habs lost to rags 4-1 i believe...and i'm gonna miss the first game of the year =/

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i missed all of one game last year, when the habs lost to rags 4-1 i believe...and i'm gonna miss the first game of the year =/
I missed half of one game last year. The second half of the 5-0 comeback game

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