Saturday, September 26, 2009

After tonight, the rest count for the Montreal Canadiens

c374717ae27eb4ac038d018af39c8f8e-getty-89747441pm018_montreal_cana Jaroslav Spacek faces his former team, the Buffalo Sabres tonight in pre-season action  - Photo: Getty Images

The Montreal Canadiens pre-season wraps up tonight against the Buffalo Sabres (3-1).

The Canadiens will look to end their pre-season on a winning note after going 3-2-1 thus far.

It will be former Sabre Jaroslav Spacek’s first game against his former team.

Spacek has played well, since joining the Canadiens defensive corps, with a goal and two assists in four pre-season games and is plus-four.

The Sabres penalty killing unit has been impressive this pre-season, having killed ten of ten on the road and fourteen of fifteen overall.



Forward lines: Pacioretty-Gomez-Gionta, A. Kostitsyn-Plekanec-D'Agostini, Latendresse-Lapierre-Moen, Pyatt-Metropolit-Stewart

Defense pairings: Gill-O'Byrne, Hamrlik-Mara, Spacek-Carle


Injuries: Chipchura (shoulder), Cammalleri (upper body) Markov (flu)


Forwards: Roy, Connolly, Paille, Stafford, Grier, Vanek, Gaustad, Pominville, Kaleta, MacArthur, Gerbe, Hecht, Kennedy

Defencemen: Montador, Butler, Paetsch, Sekera, Rivet, Myers

Goalies: Miller, Lalime

Injuries: Mair (hip)

Buffalo coach Lindy Ruff will give each goalie full 60 minutes in their final two games, but has yet to announce his starter tonight.

Game time is 7pm at the Bell Centre.

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