Saturday, November 05, 2005

Les guerrier de la rue

The Montreal Canadiens are finding that a little out of town bonding goes a long way to building a successful hockey club. Montreal's 3-2 victory over Buffalo Friday night set a record that will go back to the year of the franchises' creation in 1909. The win was Montreal's 6th road win of the season and with a record of 6-0-1 so far, the Habs are off to the best road start in the history of the team.

The win pushed the Habs ahead of Ottawa for first place in the Northeastern division, Montreal has won 10 of its first 14 games and have found that everything is coming up aces for them at the moment. If the game is a one goal affair, there's a very good chance that Montreal has come out on top, so far this season the Habs have won eight of ten one goal games.

For Buffalo the last four games have been nothing but a nightmare as they have dropped four of the last five and not looked particularly well while dropping them. The memories of their early successful start to the season are long forgotten now, clouded over by sloppy play in their own end and lack of scoring in the oppositions.

Montreal can add to the standings sheet on Saturday, Buffalo takes their show on the road to Montreal for a re-match. The smart money covers a Montreal victory by one goal.

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