Sabres face the Canadiens in Atlantic Division matchup
Montreal Canadiens (3-4-0, eighth in the Atlantic Division) vs. Buffalo Sabres (4-1-0, third in the Atlantic Division)
Buffalo, New York; Thursday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Atlantic Division foes meet when the Buffalo Sabres play the Montreal Canadiens.
Buffalo went 8-14-4 in Atlantic Division play and had a 32-39-11 record overall last season. The Sabres scored 2.8 goals per game last season while allowing 3.5 per game.
Montreal went 22-49-11 overall and 10-13-3 in division play a season ago. The Canadiens scored 34 power-play goals last season on 248 chances for a 13.7% success rate.
INJURIES: Sabres: Ilya Lyubushkin: day to day (lower-body), Henri Jokiharju: out (upper-body), Mattias Samuelsson: out (lower-body).
Canadiens: Carey Price: out (knee), Emil Heineman: out (thumb), Joel Armia: out (upper-body), Kaiden Guhle: day to day (undisclosed), Michael Matheson: out (lower body), Paul Byron: out (hip), Juraj Slafkovsky: day to day (undisclosed), Joel Edmundson: out (lower body).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.