Rivals of the North-East cross swords for the first five duels during the traditional weekend of the Super Bowl at the Bell Centre this afternoon. This meeting will be broadcast on RDS, from 14h. Pre-match will be provided by Hockey 360 from 13.30.
Will PK Subban be in the Canadiens uniform face the Buffalo Sabres? Michel Therrien announced his decision this morning, but all indications are that fans can see the young defender to work when he was paired with Francis Bouillon Friday.
He also patrolled the second wave of the powerplay with Bouillon. If Subban is inserted into the training, Yannick Weber and Tomas Kaberle would be left out.
The Habs will keep an eye on Thomas Vanek was named third star of the month of January in the National Hockey League. The Austrian dominated the NHL with 15 points, including six goals. In his last match, the No. 26 had three goals and two assists against the Boston Bruins. It was already the second meeting of five points this season.
Buffalo has won five of six games between the two teams last year. The Sabres defeated the Canadiens during three visits they have made at the Bell Centre.
Montreal suffered its second defeat of the campaign on Wednesday against the Ottawa Senators. Habs now shows a record of 4-2-0 while Buffalo is 3-3-1. Carey Price will return to the cage after his night off.
Andrei Markov (4 goals, 4 assists) and Raphael Diaz (8 assists) are still the best scorers in the Habs with eight points each. The two defenders will again be joined on the first unit power play.
Ryan White is the formation of Habs despite two costly penalties he écopées in the last game. The Sens had scored two goals on a power play four minutes.
Max Pacioretty is still absent, who underwent an appendectomy last Saturday. The Sabres will be without defender Robyn Regehr attackers Patick Kaleta and Cody McCormick and Ville Leino.
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