26 Thomas Vanek ("A") - 19 Cody Hodgson - 29 Jason Pominville ("C")
82 Marcus Foligno - 63 Tyler Ennis - 21 Drew Stafford ("A")
9 Steve Ott - 25 Mikhail Grigorenko - 55 Jochen Hecht
32 John Scott - 8 Cody McCormick - 42 Nathan Gerbe
10 Christian Ehrhoff - 3 Jordan Leopold
6 Mike Weber - 57 Tyler Myers
33 TJ Brennan - 52 Alexander Sulzer
30 Ryan Miller
1 Jhonas Enroth
Lineup News & Notes
Christian Ehrhoff (muscle strain), Matt Ellis, Patrick Kaleta (neck), Ville Leino (IR; strained right hip), Robyn
Regehr (IR; ankle sprain) and Andrej Sekera (bruised ankle) were scratched in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to Ottawa.
Ryan Miller starts in goal, while Regehr and Sekera remain out; Ehrhoff will dress for warm-ups and expects
to play tonight.
Buffalo were 5-0-1 in six games versus Montreal last season, with Ryan Miller appearing five times and stopping
143 of 150 shots against (4-0-1, 1.37 GAA, .953 SV%). Their leading scorers in the series were former center
Derek Roy, with one goal and seven assists, and Jason Pominville, with two goals and two assists. However,
they lost last Saturday's matchup in Montreal by a score of 6-1.
67 Max Pacioretty - 51 David Desharnais - 72 Erik Cole
27 Rene Bourque - 14 Tomas Plekanec - 21 Brian Gionta ("C")
8 Brandon Prust - 27 Alex Galchenyuk - 73 Brendan Gallagher
53 Ryan White - 81 Lars Eller - 20 Colby Armstrong
Tomas Kaberle, Petteri Nokelainen (IR; back), Yannick Weber and Ryan White were scratched in yesterday's 2-1 loss to Boston. Peter Budaj could start tonight in Montreal's second leg of back-to-back games.
Mike Blunden was reassigned to AHL/Hamilton last week, while Aaron Palushaj was lost on waivers to Colorado
According to the Stats
Montreal were 1-3-2 in six games versus Buffalo last season, with Carey Price appearing five times and stopping
142 of 154 shots against (1-3-1, 2.35 GAA, .922 SV%). Max Pacioretty, with two goals and four assists, and Erik
Cole, with two goals and two assists, were their leading scorers in the series. However, they won last Saturday's
matchup in Montreal by a score of 6-1.
Please don't lose 8 of 9. It's just too sad to contemplate we could soon be in last place...
Don't worry, after that we'll make a heroic run to 9th or 10th and screw up our chances of drafting another high end talent/getting ruff out of here.
I'm feeling another loss. The opener was the only time I recall our team being average/above average at offense, defense, and goaltending for most of one game.
Budaj should start for Les Habitants, and we already had the syndrome of making any and every backup in hockey look like a Patrick Roy in his prime in recent seasons... This team should certainly continue that trend.
Patchaready, Jeayanta, Siouxbhan, Galligger, and Pleckannitz
Man, I don't even care about the games anymore. More important things come to mind when a sabres game is on like what kind of liquor I'm going to consume, what kind of drugs ill be doing. Idk if anyone else is to this point yet. You should try it out, makes game a lot more enjoyable.