Montreal Canadiens (36-25-7)(19-40-8) vs.
Puck Drop - 7:00pm EST - First Niagara Center - Buffalo, NY
TV - MSG, RDS, TSN-HABS, Bell TV | Radio - WGR 550-AM
SBNation Canadiens Blog - Eyes on the Prize
1. What will happen with Thomas Vanek tonight?
This will be Vanek's first game back in Buffalo since being traded to the Islanders, and then the Canadiens. Aside from a nice video tribute (hopefully) how will Vanek play on the ice? Will we see a classic Vanek power play tip-in? Will someone yell at him for "lazily" skating off on a change?
3. Will we see any St. Patrick's Day luck that will make for easy headlines?
Pucks going in off the post, a wacky bounce off the end boards, a Cory Conacher leprechaun joke - heck, a this point a Sabres win will seem pretty lucky. They're wearing green jerseys during warmups, because every little bit helps.
Projected BUF Lines
Conacher - Ennis - Stafford
Foligno - Hodgson - D'Agostini
Deslauriers - Leino - Flynn
Scott - Konopka - Ellis
Scratches/Injuries: Girgensons, Stewart, Mitchell, Sulzer, Myers