Game 13: Canadiens stick it to Sabres

Canadiens’ Carey Price
stops Sabres’ Thomas Vanek Friday night.
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Stewart, Getty Images

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AUDIO: Jacques Martin | Benoit Pouliot | Jeff Halpern | Carey Price | Mathieu Darche

• At a Glance: The Buffalo Sabres remain winless at home this season after a 3-2 loss to the Canadiens on Friday night, the second time this season that the Canadiens have won in Buffalo. Things started off well for the Sabres, who were able to take the lead twice, but they were both short-lived as the Canadiens fired back within moments. Mike Grier made it 1-0 17:18 into the first period on an odd-man rush as the Canadiens fumbled with the puck in the offensive zone. But Jeff Halpern tied the score 1-1 18:40 into the period which was dominated by the Sabres, who outshot the Canadiens 16-10. In the second period, Jordan Leopold made it 2-1 Sabres after 9:02 played, and this time it took the Canadiens only 46 seconds to reply. Off a faceoff, Mathieu Darche fed the puck to Benoit Pouliot, who slipped it behind Patrick Lalime, who played in place of the injured Ryan Miller. Before the period was over, Pouliot made it 3-2 Montreal with a slapshot from the faceoff circle that went off the post and in behind Lalime. Carey Price, coming off two losses, made 29 saves for his seventh win of the season.

• Key Moments: Both teams failed to take advantage on the power play, with the Canadiens going 0-for-3 and the Sabres going 0-for-4.

• What It Means: The Canadiens snap a two-game losing streak with the win and improve their record to 8-4-1 for 17 points.

• What’s Next: The Ottawa Senators are at the Bell Centre on Saturday night, with a visit from another Canadian team on Tuesday when the Vancouver Canucks come to town. The week continues with a visit to Boston on Thursday and a home date with the Carolina Hurricanes next Saturday.

328 Comments

  1. observer says:

    ALL IMPROVED FROM HOW THEY WERE PLAYING HERE immediately FOR A COACH/GM THEY RESPECTED AND TRUSTED!!!!!!!

  2. mike g says:

    I will copy this post, print it from my pc, and stick it on my wall….

    And then when my kids grow up, I’ll show it to them and explain why they should stay in school and away from Leaf fans….

     

    “These head movies make my eyes rain” -Simple Jack

     I got AK at under 64.5 pts, with Triple X and Tom Nickle.

  3. TomNickle says:

    Scoreboard Tony.

    We went to the Conference Finals, the Rangers didn’t.

    You use half of the facts to your benefit and leave the other half of the facts out of the equation because they crush your arguments quicker than I can say troll.

     

  4. Mikey_39 says:

    I don’t really care what they did with that money.  The point is that they had an immovable contract.  8 mil for a 60 point player.  Nobody wanted to take that.  usually when that’s the case you have to sweeten the deal for a team to take that contract.  My point is that they didn’t sweeten the deal.  We should have given less and gotten more to take that contract.  

  5. observer says:

    they finished one single point apart – AND - you think rangers stink! unreal!

  6. since1988 says:

    Just about to leave for the game tonight…GO HABS GO!…but first wanted to post the new PK Subban NIKE commercial…have fun at the summit to all you going

    http://brnd1.blogspot.com/2010/11/nike-sportswear-x-pk-subban-more-than_05.html?spref=tw

     

    “When people agree with me i always feel that i must be wrong” – Oscar Wilde

  7. observer says:

    no!!!!!!!!!!!!! you sign halak andyou trade price and resign plek and you do NOT raise pouliot NOR sign darche in june!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! plus there was money saved not reigning moore and only half of that used for boyd.  gauthier is a 30 year loser in this lweague and NEVER ever even got to finals while he was with a team.

  8. TomNickle says:

    Haha

    Spectacular

     


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