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Buffalo Sabres - Montreal Canadiens: Fan Picks

Hello Buffalo Sabres fans and welcome back to another edition of Buffalo Sabres fan picks! The Buffalo Sabres are back in

action against the Montreal Canadiens tonight as both teams play back-to-backs tonight. The Sabres lost the Islanders last night while the Canadiens had an exciting come from behind win over the Senators. Can the Sabres upset the Habs and put a dent in their playoff hopes tonight?

The Sabres will also get the chance to face Thomas Vanek for the first time as a member of the Canadiens. The Canadiens are tied with the Tampa Bay Lightning and just one point behind the Toronto Maple Leafs for 3rd in the East, time for the Sabres to play spoiler tonight.

This is my first time doing fan picks and I hope I do Rich justice with tonight’s action/picks, so let’s get down to business and y’all can get your picks in. Remember there is an awesome T-shirt up for grabs.

1. I’m setting tonight’s over/under at 4 tonight. Both teams can score, but both are coming off of tough games last night and Jhonas Enroth has been stellar since taking over from Ryan Miller. Will these two teams combine to score 4 or less, or 5 or more? (5 points)

2. It’s not Sabres related, technically, but let’s have some fun. Will the Canadiens jump into 3rd in the East tonight? Remember the Leafs also play tonight. (7 points)

3. How many points will Thomas Vanek put up tonight against his former, former team? (5 points)

4. I’m going to be nice and allow you to pick 3 players from each team that will score tonight. So pick three players for each team please. 10 points if a player notches the first goal of the night and 6 points for any player who pots one. If a player notches two goals you get 2 extra points and if they net a hatrick 20 points!

5. Who takes more penalties tonight; the pesky little habs or the rebuilding Buffalo Sabres? It’s always chippy when these two teams square-off. (7 points for most penalties and a bonus of 20 points if you predict the combined penalty score)

6. Within 5 predict how many shots the Sabres will have on the Canadiens net tonight. (5 points)

7. Finally, who wins, and what is the final score?  5 points for winner, 7 points for closest to final.

Have some fun and let’s go Buffalo right?

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  • wolfdoctor

    Canadians pull ahead of Toronto in the standings
    Vanek gets 2 points
    Ennis, Stafford, Hodgson, Vanek, Subban, Galenyuk
    Buffalo has more penalties
    Buffalo gets 28 shots on goal
    Montreal wins 4-1

  • Jim

    Over. Weber is a -2, Weber scores for Canadians, Vanek sticks it to Sabres like Gerbe did. 6-1

  • Caitlin Campbell

    1. Over
    2. Canadiens will be behind the Leafs
    3. Vanek will have 2 points (1 goal and 1 assist)
    4. Ennis, Stafford, Conacher, Subban, Gallagher, Vanek
    5. Buffalo will take more penalties and there will be around 35 minutes of penalties
    6. Buffalo will have 26 shots on goal.
    7. Sabres take this one 3-2

  • Dano

    Looks like I made it.. Damn! Barry Manalo.. t3h g@y! :(

    1.) Over.
    2.) Canadians will pass the leafs!
    3.) Vanek with a deuce!
    4.) Buffalo : Ennis Stafford Coho
    Habs? Vanek MaxPac and.. Desharnias
    5.) Sabres. Im hoping Scott or Zenon get a Bettman beating the bloody piss out of a frenchie ;). Buffalo with 30pims and the Habs with all of 15. *IF* purse swinging was penalized, the Habs would have HUNDREDS.
    6.) 30
    7.) Habs win 5-2.

  • Richard Spalding

    I’m back home, and just in time! Over, Canadiens will NOT pass Toronto, Vanek with 2 points, CoHo, Ennis, Stafford; Vanek, Pacioretty and Desharnias. Buffalo has the most penalites, 30 minutes of penalty time. Sabres get 23 SOG; Montreal wins 3-2

  • JHizzle75

    1. Over
    2. No
    3. 2 points for Vanek
    4. Pacioretty Gallagher Subban Ennis Conacher Stafford
    5. Montreal more penalties 10 total
    6. Buffalo with 34 shots
    7. Buffalo wins 4-3