Liveblog: Buffalo at Canadiens

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Saturday morning brought fresh snow, blustery wind and plunging temperatures to Montreal.

Let’s hope the Canadiens can warm us up.

Their stomping of the Islanders Thursday night, combined with Columbus’s loss in Edmonton, lifted the Canadiens back into an Eastern Conference Wildcard playoff berth.

They’ll be defending that lofty perch against Buffalo at the Bell Centre.

And it won’t be easy.

The Canadiens have lost all three games against the Sabres this season:

• Oct. 25 in Buffalo, the Canadiens were outshot 42-22, but Antti Niemi – remember him? – kept them in the game until Kyle Okposo’s power-play goal won it for the Sabres with 61 seconds to play.

• Nov. 8 at the Bell Centre, the Canadiens fought back four times from one-goal deficits against the visiting Sabres. But Rasmus…

Original published: 2019-03-23 21:08:12 Read the full Montreal News here


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