Sabres vs. Canadiens Preview: Last Game Of The Season For Two Division Rivals, Last Gasp Of Playoff Hope

The Sabres and Canadiens square off one final time as Buffalo's mathematical playoff chances come down to the wire.

It's the last game of the season between division foes as the Buffalo Sabres take on the Montreal Canadiens. The Sabres are all but out of the playoff race thanks to their Tuesday night loss to the Jets, while Montreal is sitting comfortably in fourth place in the East. The Habs will be looking to close out the season series with a win, since they've lost three of the four contests thus far, despite dominating many of those games in terms of possession and shot differential. It will be interesting to see how Buffalo responds after a poor performance against Winnipeg now that their playoff hopes are essentially nil.

Game #41

Buffalo Sabres (16-18-6) vs. Montreal Canadiens (25-9-5)

Puck Drop - 7:30pm - First Niagara Center - Buffalo, NY
TV - MSG | Radio - WGR 550-AM
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Game Notes

All Sabres hands will be on deck tonight except for the still-injured Ville Leino and Alex Sulzer.As of this writing, it's unclear who will play in net, but with three games over the next four days, Jhonas Enroth will be getting some type of action. For Montreal, Alex Emelin, Rafael Diaz, and Colby Armstrong are out with injuries.

Projected Buffalo Lines

Ott - Hodgson - Gerbe
Stafford - Ennis - Vanek
Flynn - Porter - Foligno
Scott - Hecht - Kaleta

Ehrhoff - Myers
Weber - Sekera
Pysyk - Pardy

Goal: Ryan Miller

Scratches/Injuries: Adam, Leino, Sulzer