Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller bats the puck away from Canadiens’ Ryan White during the first period on Tuesday night. Marie-France Coallier, The Gazette
UPDATE: According to Renaud Lacoie of RDS, via Twitter, Carey Price received a slap shot on the upper leg Tuesday morning. He has a big bruise, but was all right Tuesday night.
• At a Glance: Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller made 31 saves for his fourth shutout of the season, a 2-0 win over the Canadiens at the Bell Centre on Tuesday night. Nathan Gerbe, the NHL’s smallest player, scored both goals. He opened the scoring 8:56 into the second period. He redirected a Tyler Myers shot past Carey Price, who narrowly missed making the save with his blocker. Gerber scored into an empty net with 22 seconds to play in the third period. Price, who appeared to injure his right leg during the morning skate, made 22 saves in a losing effort.
• What It Means: The Canadiens remain in sixth place in the Eastern Conference with 87 points and a 40-27-7 record, three points behind the Boston Bruins for first place in the Northeast Division and six points ahead of the Sabres, who are in eighth place in the conference.
• What’s Next: A much-anticipated date with the Bruins comes on Thursday night, in Boston, before the Canadiens return home to take on the Washington Capitals on Saturday night.