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  • Canadiens visit struggling Sabres

    Montreal is in Buffalo tonight to take on the Sabres in the first half of a home and home series in which ’8′ divisional points will be up for grabs. 2 points for the win, and 2 unattained divisional points for the loser.

    The Sabres are coming off an absolute thrashing by the Senators who handed them a 10-4 loss.
    The Sabres goalie problems continue, #1 Ryan Miller didn’t start the last game with a broken finger and the backup combination of Martin Biron and Mika Noronen were nothing less than brutal in the 10 goal pounding. Martin Biron is being shopped around the league and his head can’t be too focused on delivering the Sabres a stellar performance.

    The Canadiens are rolling with 9 victories and a strong come from behind effort last game against Florida. They should take advantage of the Sabres situation and come up with victories. Anything less than 3 points here should be a bit of a dissapointment.

    Back to back games might mean another chance for Yann Danis to get between the pipes.

  • Canadiens Miraculous Comeback

    The Canadiens and the Panthers squared off at the Bell Centre tonight. For much of the game the Canadiens dominated, coming out strong with a 2-0 lead 5 minutes in. Then lazy play combined with dumb penalties let the Panthers back into the game in the 3rd. When the Habs went down 4-3 on a Stephen Weiss powerplay goal late in the 3rd, it looked all but done.

    Steve Begin to the rescue. Is this becoming a regular thing?
    Begin scored the tying 4th goal with 9 seconds remaining in the 3rd period giving the Canadiens a chance at overtime that they probably didn’t deserve. Another powerplay chance which saw Michael Ryder bury a shot into the gaping cage. You had to feel a little bad for Luongo as he lay in the net for several seconds after the goal. It’s not the first time he’s been burned in overtime in Montreal and he’s just hung out to dry so often by a weak Florida defence.

    Theo’s play was again, not strong. Not #1 NHL goalie calibre. I hate to say it, but I can’t ignore it. There hasn’t been a game without a weak Theo goal. We’re in fantastic shape considering we haven’t had overall strong goaltending.

    Unbelievable finish, from blowing the game in the 3rd to getting to overtime to finishing it off. Another ugly 2pts.
    We’ll take em’.