Goaltender No. 6 gave the Buffalo Sabres a No. 1-style performance Tuesday night. In his first NHL game of the season, Michael Houser made 43 saves to lead Buffalo to a 3-1 win over the Ottawa Senators. It was a game played in front of no fans in Canadian Tire Centre due to Ontario pandemic mandates against large gatherings.
The snowstorm that was talked about sweeping into Buffalo late Sunday and into Monday, was just as advertised. It dumped well over a foot of snow on Buffalo and close to two feet of snow in other regions of Western New York. It just so happened to happen on a...
MONTREAL — (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens hired player agent Kent Hughes as their general manager Tuesday, hoping he can turn around a team with the worst record in the NHL. The 51-year-old Montreal native replaces Marc Bergevin, who was fired Nov. 28 following the Canadiens' poor start.
The Boston Bruins are heating up as we get closer to the trade deadline. They have won eight of their last nine games and have moved comfortably into the second-wild card spot, seven points ahead of the ninth-place Detroit Red Wings with four games in hand. Barring a monstrous collapse, we should see the Bruins be buyers at the deadline again this season, and one team that would be an intriguing trade partner is their Atlantic Division rivals, the Buffalo Sabres.
The Buffalo Sabres had seven games rescheduled on Wednesday, including games against the Columbus Blue Jackets, New York Islanders, Montreal Canadiens, Ottawa Senators and Colorado Avalanche. Paul Hamilton has more details:
Sens to play their first home game in over a month, look to win 3rd straight. Following a perfect Western road trip, the Ottawa Senators have the chance to make it 3 in a row, tonight at the Canadian Tire Centre, as they take on a struggling Buffalo Sabres team that only has 1 win in their last 9 games.
The Montreal Canadiens have dealt with an incredible number of injuries this season. It isn’t the only reason they sit at the bottom of the NHL standings, but it doesn’t help when you have so many players injured that the team starts to look more like an AHL lineup than an NHL roster.
The Montreal Canadiens season is not yet half over but their playoff chances have been at zero for a very long time. The Canadiens record of 7-24-5 has them in last place in the 32 team NHL standings. The trade deadline is still two months away but there is no question that the Canadiens will be sellers when the March 21st deadline arrives.