The Canadiens came out on top tonight with another big road win. 6 wins and 1 overtime loss in 7 road games makes us one of the most lethal teams you want to welcome into your home arena.
The Canadiens started Yann Danis in goal and despite giving up an early goal, he performed to expectations and did his job. Martin Biron responded with a stronger game himself, having very little chance in stopping the go ahead goal – a deflection by Niklas Sundstrom.
Role players did their job tonight. The Habs 4th line might have been its best as Higgins, Plekanec and Perezhogin made their impact known while go to guys like Koivu and Zednik had an off night. Sundstrom coming up with the clutch go ahead goal, after the go to guy Ryder found the net to tie it up.
Did anyone notice how many Canadiens fans were present in Buffalo? I don’t ever remember receiving such a warm reception in Buffalo. When the Canadiens scored the tying goal and the camera panned out it looked like more than half the people were up and cheering for the Habs. Die hard hockey fans in Buffalo, not believing in their team, picking the hot team to root for? Was it just Friday night and hundreds of Montrealers making the trip to Buffalo?
The Habs steal 2 more road points and get ready for the home portion of the back to back games. 2 games in 24 hrs usually makes for a little more hatred and a more intense matchup.