The Habs begin a three game roadtrip when they are hosted by the Buffalo Sabres tonight. The Canadiens have clinched a playoff spot and are now seeking first place in the Northeast Division and Eastern Conference while the Sabres are struggling to stay in playoff position. With the Penguins’ win over the New York Islanders on Wednesday Montreal sits one point back of them in the East with a game in hand.
The Sabres sit five points back of eighth-place Boston but will face the Bruins twice in the coming 10 days, making the playoffs not a farfetced goal for Buffalo; expect them to come out hard tonight. Montreal has split its season series with the Sabres 3-3 so far this season.