⏰ 7:30 p.m. 📺 MSG 📻 WGR550
The Sabres head to Canada as they meet the Montreal Canadiens for the second time this season. They won at home, 4-3, in October.
Season series: This will be the second of four meetings this season between the division rivals. They will play each other again on November 23rd in Buffalo.
This will be the 281st all-time meeting between the teams. The Sabres lead with 127 wins to 121. There were also 32 ties.
Buffalo notes: The Sabres have been playing much better hockey since Phil Housley switched up the lines during their west coast trip, despite only winning one of their previous five games. They have been consistently putting pressure in the offensive zone and have been playing faster as a team. They do need to get scoring from more than their top line as Jeff Skinner, Jack Eichel, and Jason Pominville have scored 21 of the team’s 43 goals this season.
Montreal notes: The Canadiens shocked many as they started off the season as one of the hottest teams in the NHL, but since their loss to Buffalo on October 25th they have cooled off, dropping three of their last six games. Their top scorer this year is Max Domi, who has nine goals and seven assists in 15 games. In their first matchup, Domi scored two of the three goals against Buffalo
Starting Goaltenders W/L GAA SV % SHO Carter Hutton 14-14-3 2.75 .912 0 Career vs. CGY 3-3-2 2.42 .920 0 Mike Smith 13-9-1 3.00 .889 0 Career vs. BUF 5-6-3 2.82 .913 0