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  • Game 5: Habs/Sens

    The Habs will meet up with the Senators tonight after earning a well deserved win in Buffalo last night. Both the Habs and Sens have had an inconsistent start to the season, and both will be trying to extend their respective one-game winning ‘streaks’ tonight.  Staying strong on the puck and controlling the puck will be key for Montreal as they’ve been far better as a team when they are pressuring the opponent, rather than sitting back on defense. Brian Elliot will start for the Senators as Pascal Leclaire ‘shockingly’ is out with a groin injury. Price, who has been absolutely fantastic to start the season with a .925 save percentage will start once again for the Canadiens. Lets hope for a quick start to get the home fans into it!

    Go Habs Go!!!

  • Game 4: Habs/Sabres

    It was 40 years ago tonight that the Canadiens played the Buffalo Sabres in the first home opener in that club’s  history.  Since that night the Habs and Sabres have had many memorable matchups despite the fact that Buffalo has yet to win the Stanley Cup. The “French Connection” line of the 1970s featured hall of Famer Gilbert Perrault who was drafted by the Sabres in 1970 – the first year in which the Canadiens did not have priority rights to Quebec-born junior players. Perrault was joined by Richard Martin and Rene Robert to become one of the most exciting lines in Sabres history – one which also delighted Canadiens fans who felt a “connection” to the Sabres’ Quebec born stars.