Canadiens visit the Sabres after Harvey-Pinard's hat trick

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Montreal Canadiens (29-38-6, eighth in the Atlantic Division) vs. Buffalo Sabres (35-31-6, fifth in the Atlantic Division)

Buffalo, New York; Monday, 7 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: The Montreal Canadiens visit the Buffalo Sabres after Rafael Harvey-Pinard recorded a hat trick in the Canadiens' 8-2 win against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

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Buffalo is 35-31-6 overall and 10-11-1 against the Atlantic Division. The Sabres are 34-11-4 when scoring at least three goals.

Montreal has a 5-15-1 record in Atlantic Division games and a 29-38-6 record overall. The Canadiens have committed 316 total penalties (4.3 per game) to rank sixth in NHL play.

The teams meet Monday for the third time this season. The Canadiens won the last matchup 3-2. Harvey-Pinard scored three goals in the win.

TOP PERFORMERS: Rasmus Dahlin has 14 goals and 50 assists for the Sabres. Alex Tuch has scored four goals with two assists over the past 10 games.

Nicholas Suzuki has 23 goals and 38 assists for the Canadiens. Mike Hoffman has scored four goals with three assists over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Sabres: 3-5-2, averaging 2.7 goals, 4.5 assists, 2.9 penalties and 6.4 penalty minutes while giving up 4.4 goals per game.

Canadiens: 3-5-2, averaging 3.8 goals, 6.8 assists, 4.1 penalties and 11.2 penalty minutes while giving up 4.1 goals per game.

INJURIES: Sabres: Jordan Greenway: day to day (upper body), Mattias Samuelsson: out (upper body), Vinnie Hinostroza: day to day (personal reasons).

Canadiens: Christian Dvorak: out for season (lower body), Kaiden Guhle: out for season (lower body), Sean Monahan: out (foot), Josh Anderson: out (lower body), Carey Price: out (knee), Juraj Slafkovsky: out (lower-body), Arber Xhekaj: out for season (upper-body), Paul Byron: out (hip), Cole Caufield: out for season (shoulder), Joel Armia: day to day (illness).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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