Canadiens at Sabres: Five things you should know
|Montreal Gazette 14 Oct 2021 at 07:09|
Here are five things you should know about the Canadiens-Sabres game at KeyBank Arena Thursday (7 p.m., TSN2, RDS, TSN-690 Radio, 98.5 FM).
The matchup: This is the season opener for the Sabres, while the Canadiens are coming off a 2-1 loss to the Maple Leafs in their opener Wednesday night in Toronto. The Canadiens usually have lots of support from fans streaming across the border from southern Ontario, but that won’t be the case for this game because the U.S. border remains closed to non-essential travellers. After playing in front of a near-capacity crowd at the Scotiabank Arena, the sparse pre-season crowds in Buffalo suggest there will be lots of empty seats.