Friday, November 23, 2007

Gamenight in Buffalo

Habs in Buffalo tonight, exactly one week after getting tossed around in a 4-1 loss in the same building. The Sabres seem to be finding their stride after a slow start to their season. Ryan Miller is starting to look like the dominant goaltender that emerged last year. In his last seven games, Miller has posted a GAA of 1.86, and has gone 3-4-0.

The Canadiens possess the best road record in the Eastern Conference (7-3-1).

The Sabres are at 8-10-1, having played only 19 games, the Habs have played 21. They're (6-4-0) at home.

This home-and-home date represents the 4th and 5th meetings between the two teams already this year. The home team has won the first three, with the Habs getting two wins at the Bell Centre.

Derek Roy has 9 points in 8 games in his career against the Canadiens.

Trade rumours are stupid. They never seem to actually come true. Patrick Marleau? Shawn Horcoff? Why would anyone want to move those guys? Who could the Habs give up to get guys like them? They need a winger, not a centre.

Well, they could use Lecavalier or Thornton, but I don't think those guys are available.

Interesting to see that the Leafs had a chance to pick up Lecavalier back in 2001 when he fell out with coach John Tortorella. In typical Leafs fashion, they opted out of the deal, undoubtedly going for a more "right now" solution.

If Carey Price gets the win tonight, he'll be 6-1-1. Hard to argue with that kind of success.

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