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Game Preview: Canadiens @ Sabres

The Canadiens go in search of their sixth straight victory on Wednesday night in Buffalo

by Montreal Canadiens @canadiensmtl /

Canadiens (46-24-9, 101 points) @ Sabres (32-35-12, 76 points)

The Canadiens will be looking to close out their road trip with a perfect record on Wednesday night in Buffalo.

On Monday night in Sunrise, Artturi Lehkonen scored twice and Charlie Lindgren made 31 saves in a 4-1 win over the Panthers. That victory clinched the Atlantic Division crown for the Canadiens.

Video: Canadiens clinch first in Atlantic with 4-1 win

Two days earlier, the Canadiens bested the Tampa Bay Lightning in overtime to kick off the first of three straight games on a six-day trek away from the friendly confines of the Bell Centre.

Back in Buffalo for the first time since opening night, Claude Julien's troops will be trying to win their sixth straight game, a feat they've already accomplished twice this season.

Both Brian Flynn and Torrey Mitchell return to the Canadiens' lineup on Wednesday night. They'll play on a line with Dwight King.

Carey Price, meanwhile, will get the start in goal against the Sabres after getting the night off in Sunrise. Charlie Lindgren will serve as his backup with Al Montoya still on the sidelines.

Shea Weber is out with a lower-body injury. He returned to Montreal on Monday. According to Julien, Weber's injury "isn't serious." Fellow rearguard Jordie Benn remains day-to-day.

Tweet from @CanadiensMTL: A look at the forward lines at practice on Wednesday-> #GoHabsGo

For their part, the Sabres will be trying to snap a three-game losing streak after falling to the Columbus Blue Jackets, New York Islanders and the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Even though he was sidelined for two months, Jack Eichel (24g - 32a) leads Buffalo with 56 points in 58 games.

Puck drop is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. The game will be broadcast on Rogers Sportsnet and RDS, as well as on TSN Radio 690 and 98,5 fm

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