The Habs continue their hunt for first spot in the Eastern Conference today with a match against the Sabres in Buffalo, looking for two points to leapfrog the Ottawa Senators. Montreal has had a tough time against Buffalo this season, losing the last three straight and being outscored 11-3 by the American team. Carey Price made one of those starts, a 4-2 loss in November.
The Sabres have been playing well and are coming off of a big 8-4 win over the Nashville Predators that saw new acquisition Steve Bernier score twice and add an assist. Carey Price and the Canadiens made a big third period surge to defeat the Atlanta Thrashers 5-1 on Tuesday night and the hot young goalie is looking to prove himself again in his new number one role with the Habs.