Last season some of the most entertaining Habs games to watch were the ones between the Canadiens and Buffalo Sabres.
Of course the Sabres are a different team than last year’s President Trophy winning group. This Sabres team is one that struggled badly to keep up with the visiting Maple Leafs, only to finally beat them in overtime because Bryan McCabe put the puck in his own net.
A team that was was shut out by the Columbus Blue Jackets on home ice last night. Virtually unthinkable last year.
After dropping their last game in Ottawa, the Habs face the Sabres tonight followed by the Bruins on Monday. Continued losing will begin digging their Divisional hole early, only to be followed up by games against the Hurricanes and Penguins once again.
The Canadiens have not been badly out shot recently, like they usually are. But their even strength scoring is still a major issue that doesn’t seem to have an easy answer or quick fix.