Pleks questionable in Buffalo

Tomas Plekanec isn’t feeling well and he spent the morning resting in the team’s hotel in downtown Buffalo. Linemate Michael Cammalleri said he expected Plekanec to play tonight but the word from the team is that he is a game-time decision. 

Andrei Kostitsyn will play on a line with Scott Gomez and Brian Gionta. If Plekanec plays, he’ll have Cammalleri and Lars Eller on his wings. If Plekanec can’t go, look for Eller to move to the middle with Travis Moen at right wing. Eller stayed on the ice after the morning skate for some one-on-one tutoring from assistant coach Kirk Muller.  Carey Price will start in goal.

The Sabres will start Patrick Lalime, who is 17-8-3 against Montreal with a 2.46 goals-against average and three shutouts. Ryan Miller is out with a muscle strain and didn’t practice. 

PRE-GAME AUDIO: Jacques Martin | Mike Cammalleri | Jeff Halpern | Lars Eller | Lindy Ruff | Derek Roy | Patrick Lalime


  1. habsgod says:

    we should place hal gill in front of the net on the pp

  2. Propwash says:

    Cool, figured how to post using my crackberry without making the site go kablooey

    Hadta delete my sig before posting

  3. Chuck says:

    “… Truckin’, up to Buffalo…”

    Centre Hice: Road trip!

  4. The McJuice says:

    Surely you’ve heard of Sid. He doesn’t play for the habs but he grew up watching them in Nova Scotia. 

    Burn the bandwagon.

  5. bwoar says:

    I’ll say it again, I sure wish we had Halak to fill in at centre tonight!

  6. JF says:

    RO4 should be RO21, but who is SC88?

  7. The McJuice says:

    Ahh, I see. The habs should get to work on SG12, BP58, JS7, RO4, and heck, SC88.

    Burn the bandwagon.

  8. The McJuice says:

    Oops double post.

  9. nastyHABit says:

    BERGERON?……….what are you smokin”……send me some

  10. rocketsglare says:

    If Plekanec is out tonight and the way the team has been struggling to score, the team more than ever

    is going to have to suck it up and play inspired hockey if it wants to beat a still piss poor Sabres team.

    I will be watching how this team plays tonight and how they perform will tell much about our boys and

    even about our coach. Here’s to a team win tonight.


    Go Habs Go!

  11. shiram says:

    he’s one number up from the guy we had playing with Cammy and Pleky.
    When we started having troubles last year with ak46, we started devellopping a replacement, better, faster, stronger and yet still not very good at speaking english!

  12. nastyHABit says:

    “well its 40 below,and i dont give a f–k,got a heater in my truck,and we’re off to BUFF-A-LO”


  13. The McJuice says:

    Because he’s horrifically injured? 

    Burn the bandwagon.

  14. Habsrule1 says:

    The Rocket is smarter than that.

    Go Habs Go!! “Fans are great, but the quickest way to start losing is to listen to them.” – Sam Pollock

  15. The McJuice says:

    Who is this “AK47”?

    Burn the bandwagon.

  16. kirkiswork says:

    Bergeron is a huge defensive liability who may score a couple of PP goals. Why do you think he hasn’t been picked up by anybody ?

  17. Kooch7800 says:

    I hope Plek’s feels better or this will be one low scoring BORING hockey game.  Who will set up the goals? 

    If Plecks doesn’t play put Eller at number one centre with Cammy.  Our offense can’t get any worse

  18. habs365 says:

    I don’t know what will happen tonight, all I can say is the players we let go this summer, their replacements other than Halpern isn’t doing any better.

    The Rocket says…Moore and Bergeron would look good on the wings with Halpern for their center, not a bad line…

  19. shiram says:

    Thats a job for Ak47 and Mister Moen!

  20. nastyHABit says:

    can someone park their arse in front of the crease tonight… getting tired of hearing….”the habs were kept on the perimeter all night”……DRIVE TO THE FREAKIN NET ALREADY!

  21. FB says:

    “Tomas Plekanec isn’t feeling well and he spent the morning resting in the team’s hotel in downtown Buffalo”

    Buffalo can do that to you. LOL

  22. habs001 says:

    lalime or miller no difference still a 2-1 game…all season last year we struggled scoring goals as we finished 23rd in scoring..we lost metro,moore,mab and sk74 for eller,boyd,halpern and pk while this is an upgrade these 4 will not score more goals combined than the four let go….we have to realize we have very limited scoring on this team…

  23. Propwash says:

    Little tech question. Does anybody know how to disable rich text while using a Blackberry? That option isn’t even available when I load the standard site through it.


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

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