Liveblog: Buffalo at Canadiens

Revenge should be a motivating factor when the no-longer-crappy Sabres visit the Bell Centre Thursday night.

The Canadiens were 4-3 losers in Buffalo two weeks ago.

The one-goal margin is misleading.

Although the Canadiens led the home team three times, the Sabres were full-value for the win, which they secured when Kyle Okposo beat Antti Niemi during a power-play with 1:01 left in the third period.

But don’t blame Carey Price’s backup.

The Sabres had double-digit shot totals in each period – including a 15-4 margin in the third – and their total of 42 SoG was the most the Canadiens have surrendered this season.

With Paul Byron and Joel Armia banged up, the Canadiens have recalled Kenny Agostino from the Laval Rocket. He’ll play with Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Artturi Lehkonen. Andrew Shaw and Charles Hudon flip lines, and Karl Alzner is in for “injured” Noah Juulsen.

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Original published: 2018-11-08 22:30:28 Read the full Montreal News here

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