The Buffalo Sabres were desperate for a win and played like it.

The Canadiens confronted desperation with disinterest, and the result was a 4-1 pasting.

A forgettable game, best consigned to memory because the Canadiens h

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Me: Where is the Canadiens vaunted depth if they have to play Tom Kostopoulos on the top line?

Pat Hickey: I'm more of a glass half-full guy. How many

About last night … and today’s line juggling

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The lines at practice this morning:

First line: Higgins, Koivu, Kostopoulos

Second line: Plekanek, Kovalev, Kostitsyn

Third line: Begin, Smolinski, Ryder

4-3 in OT

Never in doubt, right?

Carey Price made 37 saves.

Bryan McCabe, the $7-million defenceman, made a lazy, crap pass in OT and Mike Komisarek – who makes $5 million less

About this afternoon …

Tough loss – but one from which the Canadiens can derive solace.

Ottawa is a terrific team, a bona-fide Stanley Cup contender.

The Canadiens will not win the Stanley

Nov 10 liveblog – comments archive

[The content of Boone's liveblog of the game v. the Ottawa Senators has been moved here. We apologize for the inconvenience, but there was a necessary change

Good teams come back

That's why they've won 13 games. Make it 14. Trailing 1-0 well into the third period, the Ottawa Senators take control with two quick goals en route to a 3-1

Rave review

Check out what SI.com's Allan Muir thinks of Tomas Plekanec and the Canadiens' approach to nurturing young talent.

High praise, indeed, from a really astute hockey writer.

About last night …

It will be said that Carey Price plays with the poise of a veteran, but I think his composure is a reflection of the goalie's tender years.

Two goals, two points and two words: Carey Price

The 20-year-old wunderkind stymies the Bruins as the Canadiens win 2-1 to get their four-game divisional road trip off to a promising start.

Price made 28 saves. His positioning,