Then it wont be a big deal. And certainly not the Habs fault. Coming into the season most people saw the Habs with the Sabres as outside contenders In the East (4-7 range)...just because of a bad start I dont see why anything has changed. Buffalo is NOT a bad hockey team by any means. But they have definitely played bad.
Trust me when I say that all of the Sabres are going to play the night of their lives tonight at home or the HSBC Arena might explode.
It should be an interesting game. Both teams should be fired up. Some sabre fan came in here expecting a brilliant game by them but also keep in mind that the habs have suffered b2b losses for the first time this season, so they should be inspired too.
The Habs have no injuries, Markov has gotten a couple of games in, and no one is suspended. They've beaten Miller (and Lalime) before. They're motivated by those two consecutive losses. Friday night in Buffalo and a French-Canadian goaltender? It's not engraved in stone that they're fated to lose. My only oncern is that the shakeup of the forward lines may do more harm than good. Will Kostitsyn see the puck? Will Eller know what to do when the puck is on his stick and he's looking at the goaltender's mask?