Final
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Zubrus makes Sabres debut vs. Canadiens

Mar 2, 2007 - 3:38 PM
Montreal (30-23-9) at Buffalo (32-22-6) 8:00 pm EST

BUFFALO, New York (Ticker) -- The Buffalo Sabres hope the newest addition to the lineup makes an impact when they host the Montreal Canadiens on Friday

Buffalo acquired right wing Dainius Zubrus from the Washington Capitals before Tuesday's trade deadline. Zubrus, a 10-year veteran, had 20 goals and 32 assists in 60 games this season.

Buffalo leads the Eastern Conference with 89 points, but has been ravaged by injuries lately. Center Daniel Briere was the latest to go down, missing Tuesday's 6-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs with the flu. He is listed as day-to-day.

Jochen Hecht had two goals and an assist in the win over Toronto. He has two goals and seven assists in his last seven games. Goaltender Ryan Miller made 27 saves. Miller is 3-1-1 with a 2.68 goals-against average in four starts against the Canadiens.

Montreal has 72 points and holds the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. The Canadiens have lost two of three, including a 4-0 loss to the New York Rangers on Tuesday.

Canadiens captain Saku Koivu has two goals and 10 assists in his last six games. He has four goals and three assists in six contests against Buffalo this season.








  • NHL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    MONTREAL 0 4 1 5
    BUFFALO 2 3 3 8 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: BUF - PATRICK KALETA 1 (JASON POMINVILLE, JOCHEN HECHT) 1:20
    BUF - MICHAEL RYAN 1 (ADAM MAIR, BRIAN CAMPBELL) 1:40
    2ND PRD: BUF - TEPPO NUMMINEN 2 (DEREK ROY, JOCHEN HECHT) 2:30
    MON - (PP) MICHAEL RYDER 22 (TOMAS PLEK

    Mar 2 10:36 PM


  • NHL
    MONTREAL 5
    BUFFALO 8
    3RD PRD: BUF - (EN) THOMAS VANEK 34 (DREW STAFFORD, TONI LYDMAN) 19:36

    Canadiens vs. SabresMar 2 10:35 PM


  • NHL
    MONTREAL 5
    BUFFALO 7
    3RD PRD: BUF - DREW STAFFORD 5 (BRIAN CAMPBELL, DEREK ROY) 9:35

    Canadiens vs. SabresMar 2 10:19 PM


  • NHL
    MONTREAL 5
    BUFFALO 6
    3RD PRD: MON - (PP) TOMAS PLEKANEC 16 (FRANCIS BOUILLON, MARK STREIT)
    8:56

    Canadiens vs. SabresMar 2 10:19 PM


  • NHL
    MONTREAL 4
    BUFFALO 6
    3RD PRD: BUF - THOMAS VANEK 33 (DEREK ROY, TONI LYDMAN) 6:26 (WITH
    EXTRA ATTACKER)

    Canadiens vs. SabresMar 2 10:13 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    MONTREAL 0 4 4
    BUFFALO 2 3 5 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: BUF - PATRICK KALETA 1 (JASON POMINVILLE, JOCHEN HECHT) 1:20
    BUF - MICHAEL RYAN 1 (ADAM MAIR, BRIAN CAMPBELL) 1:40
    2ND PRD: BUF - TEPPO NUMMINEN 2 (DEREK ROY, JOCHEN HECHT) 2:30
    MON - (PP) MICHAEL RYDER 2

    Mar 2 9:43 PM


  • NHL
    MONTREAL 4
    BUFFALO 5
    2ND PRD: MON - TOMAS PLEKANEC 15 (ANDREI KASTITSYN, ALEXEI KOVALEV)
    17:28

    Canadiens vs. SabresMar 2 9:38 PM


  • NHL
    MONTREAL 3
    BUFFALO 5
    2ND PRD: BUF - (PP) DEREK ROY 13 (TEPPO NUMMINEN, JASON POMINVILLE)
    17:07

    Canadiens vs. SabresMar 2 9:38 PM


  • NHL
    MONTREAL 3
    BUFFALO 4
    2ND PRD: MON - MARK STREIT 8 (MIKE KOMISAREK, STEVE BEGIN) 9:26

    Canadiens vs. SabresMar 2 9:23 PM


  • NHL
    MONTREAL 2
    BUFFALO 4
    2ND PRD: MON - (PP) RADEK BONK 11 (MICHAEL JOHNSON) 9:03

    Canadiens vs. SabresMar 2 9:22 PM


  • NHL
    MONTREAL 1
    BUFFALO 4
    2ND PRD: BUF - (SH) MICHAEL RYAN 2 (JOCHEN HECHT, TEPPO NUMMINEN) 7:34

    Canadiens vs. SabresMar 2 9:21 PM


  • NHL
    MONTREAL 1
    BUFFALO 3
    2ND PRD: MON - (PP) MICHAEL RYDER 22 (TOMAS PLEKANEC, SHELDON SOURAY)
    7:06 (WITH EXTRA ATTACKER)

    Canadiens vs. SabresMar 2 9:18 PM


  • NHL
    MONTREAL 0
    BUFFALO 3
    2ND PRD: BUF - TEPPO NUMMINEN 2 (UNASSISTED) 2:30

    Canadiens vs. SabresMar 2 9:07 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    MONTREAL 0 0
    BUFFALO 2 2 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: BUF - PATRICK KALETA 1 (JASON POMINVILLE, JOCHEN HECHT) 1:20
    BUF - MICHAEL RYAN 1 (ADAM MAIR, BRIAN CAMPBELL) 1:40
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    MON 9 9

    Mar 2 8:44 PM


  • NHL
    MONTREAL 0
    BUFFALO 2
    1ST PRD: BUF - MICHAEL RYAN 1 (ADAM MAIR, BRIAN CAMPBELL) 1:40

    Canadiens vs. SabresMar 2 8:13 PM


  • NHL
    MONTREAL 0
    BUFFALO 1
    1ST PRD: BUF - PATRICK KALETA 1 (JASON POMINVILLE, JOCHEN HECHT) 1:20

    Canadiens vs. SabresMar 2 8:13 PM