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01:51, Jun 09 2014

(Sports Network) - Given their current place in the Eastern Conference standings, the Montreal Canadiens werent happy with just getting one point in their last trip to the ice. The Habs try to avoid a third straight loss this evening and also snap a six- game slide to the hosting Buffalo Sabres. But theyll have to do it without the services of defenceman Hall Gill, who was traded to the Nashville Predators on Friday along with a conditional fifth round pick in 2013 for forwards Blake Geoffrion, Robert Slaney and a second round pick in 2012. Viewers in the Canadiens region can watch the game on TSN Canadiens at 7:30pm et/8:30pm at. The game is available on TSN Radio 990 in Montreal and TSN.ca/Montreal. Montreal has dropped its past two games after winning four in a row, but did pick up a point on Wednesday in a 4-3 shootout loss to Boston. The Canadiens were fortunate to even get a point after trailing by two goals in the third period, getting goals by Max Pacioretty and Erik Cole in the frame. Coles game-tying tally came with 8:48 left in the third, but the Bruins nabbed the only goal of the shootout. With the Canadiens eight points behind the Maple Leafs for the Easts eighth and final playoff spot, getting one point just wasnt enough according to Pacioretty, who has five goals in his last four games. "Im sorry to say, when we dont come out with two points at this time of the year, its so frustrating," said the forward. "We know we could have gotten two points because of the way we played in the third. We cant let games like that go because of our situation." Cole scored a goal in his third straight and game and added an assist, while Carey Price made 31 saves. Montreal will head to Buffalo with defenseman Yannick Weber in tow. Weber has missed the past four games with a lower-body injury and could return to action this evening. The Canadiens will need all the help they can get in trying to pick up their first victory over the division-rival Sabres since Nov. 27, 2010. Montreal is 0-3-3 since that win in this series, getting outscored 9-4 in the three meetings so far this year. All three of those setbacks came in Montreal, though the Habs have also dropped six of their past nine in Buffalo. Price has been on the hook for all three losses this year despite a 1.96 goals-against average in that time, while Pacioretty had two goals and four points in the three games. Eight different players have scored in the season series for the Sabres, with Derek Roy also notching three assists. Ryan Miller has won two of the games in net for Buffalo, giving up two goals on 69 shots. Miller was slated to get last night off in Philadelphia, but a rough go of things early in the second period for backup Jhonas Enroth caused Sabres head coach Lindy Ruff to put his starter in the game. It mattered little as Buffalo was handed a third straight defeat in a 7-2 decision against the Flyers. Enroth stopped all 11 shots he faced in the first, but was tagged for three goals on seven shots in the second. Miller relieved him early in the period and ended up allowing four goals on 17 shots. Jason Pominville and Thomas Vanek scored first-period goals for the Sabres, but the Flyers countered with seven unanswered goals. "In the first I think we had control. We were doing some good things. We were generating chances, we werent giving up much," said Pominville, who has a goal in three straight and points in six in a row. Buffalo has been outscored 13-4 over its three-game slide and now sits just one point ahead of Carolina for last place in the Eastern Conference. The Hurricanes are also in action this evening. The Sabres play the first of four in a row at home. wholesale nfl jerseys . Pancel scored scored two goals and two assists while Johan Mattsson stopped 28 shots to lead the Sudbury Wolves over the Brampton Battlion 4-1 Sunday afternoon in Ontario Hockey League action. wholesale jerseys . "I thought that was probably the best game we have played," said Hiller. "When you play Spokane, you accept that challenge. We needed to measure ourselves against a team like that. http://www.salecheapjerseyschina.com/. It was my fifth straight year attending and, as always, there are many interesting matters discussed as it pertains to the use of statistics in sports. cheap nfl jerseys . "They said they wanted to keep it on the (down low) yesterday," Timmons said. "Once you pay a guy like that, Im going to do what they say." And -- hopefully -- play the way the Steelers want him to play. The new deal announced Tuesday will pay Timmons US$50 million if he sticks around until 2016, the kind of money that will make it difficult for the 25-year-old to be one of the leagues best-kept secrets much longer. cheap jerseys from china . -- In an otherwise miserable season, the Jacksonville Jaguars enjoyed a near-perfect performance. PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Penguins acknowledge theyve been getting by more on talent than discipline recently even as theyve soared to the top of the Eastern Conference standings. The perpetually rebuilding Florida Panthers have no such luxury. On Monday night, the Panthers hard work made up the difference. Drew Shore scored twice for the first multi-goal game of his career and the Panthers ended Pittsburghs club-record 13-game home winning streak with a 5-1 victory. "It was a big game," Shore said. "We kind of treated it like a playoff game. We only had a couple more games until the (Olympic) break so we wanted to make a strong push." Jonathan Huberdeau, Dmitry Kulikov and Shawn Matthias also scored for the Panthers, who won in Pittsburgh for the first time in five years. Scott Clemmensen stopped 35 shots in his first start in three weeks as Florida ended a two-game losing streak. "I asked them for 60 minutes and 200 feet," Florida coach Peter Horachek said. Pittsburgh coach Dan Bylsma received neither. Matt Niskanen scored the only goal for the Penguins as Pittsburgh lost at home for the first time since Nov. 13. Marc-Andre Fleury made 23 saves but fell for only the fourth time in his past 37 starts at Consol Energy Center. "We were just awful," Niskanen said. "Bad execution. Bad work ethic. We just werent hungry enough to win the loose puck battle and they just beat the (stuffing) out of us." Pittsburgh defenceman Paul Martin played 20 minutes in his return from a broken leg, clearing the way for him to play for Team USA in the Olympics. Forwards James Neal, Chuck Kobasew and Jayson Megna also returned from injuries as the Penguins -- already with a comfortable 13-point cushion in the Metropolitan Division -- continue to get healthy with the Olympic break looming. While it may take a game or two for the Penguins to adjust to the familiar faces, they dont necessarily view it as an excuse. "Were assimilating players back into our lineup ... but thats not a new challenge for this group," Bylsma said. "Its not a new challenge for our team." Neither is winning in Pittsburgh for the Panthers. But Florida beat the Penguins for the second time in three meetings behind Clemmensen, a resurgennt penalty kill that has gone a franchise-record 10 games without allowing a goal and some unlikely offensive contributions.dddddddddddd "I dont think we got lucky tonight," Clemmensen said. "I think we just willed it a little bit. It doesnt always go your way obviously. You stick with it and nights like tonight happen." Shore entered with just four goals in 54 career games and has spent most of this season in the American Hockey League. Still, he scored twice in less than 20 minutes to stake Florida to an early lead that was more than enough to end Pittsburghs two-month run of perfection. The Penguins entered the night having trailed barely 10 per cent of the time at home since their streak began. A significant chunk came in last weeks 4-3 comeback victory over Washington, when they rallied from a goal down three times to escape. It was the kind of game thats popped up frequently since Christmas, where Pittsburghs high-powered offence was able to overcome some uncharacteristic lapses at the other end of the rink. The miscues finally caught up with them. A rare breakdown by the leagues top power-play unit gave Shore the chance to stake Florida to an early lead. Clemmensen stopped Evgeni Malkins shot, then passed to Shore to spark a two-on-one that ended with Shore flicking a wrist shot over Fleurys shoulder 15:46 into the first period. The Panthers had three opportunities in the second to double their lead only to let three straight power plays go to waste before Shore struck again. Huberdeau stripped a Penguin behind the Pittsburgh net, slid the puck to Jesse Winchester, who found a streaking Shore down the slot. The wrist shot caromed off Fleurys shoulder and into the net to make it 2-0 at 13:34 of the second. Kulikov pushed the Florida lead to 3-0 by taking a long bounce off the end boards then beating Fleury just 1:17 into the third. Niskanens seventh goal of the season 5:11 into the period briefly gave the Penguins some energy, but it faded when Huberdeau and Matthias scored 12 seconds apart to send the Panthers to the upset. NOTES: Pittsburgh went 0 for 3 on the power play. ... The Panthers have killed 31 straight penalties. ... Florida is 10-0-1 when leading after two periods. ... Pittsburgh hosts Montreal on Wednesday. ... The Panthers play at Buffalo on Tuesday. ' ' '

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