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Sabres aim for win in Montreal

Buffalo hoping to defeat Canadiens for second time this season

⏰ 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: 

Starting GoaltendersW/LGAASV %SHO
Carter Hutton14-14-32.75.9120
Career vs. CGY3-3-22.42.9200
Mike Smith13-9-13.00.8890
Career vs. BUF5-6-32.82.9130

Line Combos:

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NHL Standings

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Atlantic Division Leaders:
4635-9-272
4528-15-258
4626-15-557
Metropolitan Division Leaders:
4527-13-559
4527-15-358
4525-14-656
Wild Card leaders:
4725-17-555
4425-15-454
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4522-18-549
4518-20-743
4518-20-743
4417-19-842
4717-23-741
4617-23-640
4617-24-539
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Central Division Leaders:
4529-14-260
4727-16-458
4623-19-450
Pacific Division Leaders:
4730-13-464
4727-13-761
4828-16-460
Wild Card leaders:
4621-17-850
4522-20-347
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4619-18-947
4721-21-547
4420-20-444
4520-22-343
4816-23-941
4618-25-339