Atlantic Division foes meet when Buffalo hosts Montreal

Fri, Dec 8, 2023
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Atlantic Division foes meet when Buffalo hosts Montreal

Montreal Canadiens (11-12-3, sixth in the Atlantic Division) vs. Buffalo Sabres (11-14-2, seventh in the Atlantic Division)

Buffalo, New York; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The Montreal Canadiens face the Buffalo Sabres in Atlantic Division play on Saturday.

Buffalo has an 11-14-2 record overall and a 4-3-0 record in Atlantic Division games. The Sabres have an 11-4-1 record in games they score at least three goals.

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Montreal is 3-3-2 against the Atlantic Division and 11-12-3 overall. The Canadiens have gone 10-3-2 in games they score at least three goals.

Saturday's game is the second time these teams meet this season. The Canadiens won 3-1 in the last matchup.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jeff Skinner has 11 goals and nine assists for the Sabres. John-Jason Peterka has four goals and four assists over the last 10 games.

Sean Monahan has eight goals and seven assists for the Canadiens. Nicholas Suzuki has one goal and seven assists over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Sabres: 4-5-1, averaging 2.9 goals, 4.6 assists, 2.9 penalties and 6.4 penalty minutes while giving up 3.5 goals per game.

Canadiens: 4-5-1, averaging 2.6 goals, 4.2 assists, 3.4 penalties and 7.6 penalty minutes while giving up 3.8 goals per game.

INJURIES: Sabres: Zemgus Girgensons: out (lower body), Rasmus Dahlin: day to day (lower-body), Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: day to day (illness), Jack Quinn: out (achilles), Alex Tuch: out (lower body), Jordan Greenway: out (upper-body).

Canadiens: Kirby Dach: out for season (knee), Chris Wideman: out (back), Carey Price: out (knee), Jordan Harris: out (lower body), David Savard: out (hand), Rafael Harvey-Pinard: out (lower body), Alex Newhook: out (lower body).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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