It's always an intense atmosphere when the Buffalo Sabres
and Montreal Canadiens
face each other, and that will be no different when the Northeast Division rivals meet as part of Sunday's four-game NHL schedule.
Buffalo (25-11-4), which leads the division by five points, will be searching for its fourth win in a row when it faces the Habs at 3 p.m. ET at the Bell Centre. The game can be seen nationally in Canada on RDS.
The Sabres are coming off a 4-3 OT victory over Atlanta on Friday -- the second game in a row in which Buffalo rallied to win after trailing 3-0. The Canadiens haven't played since Thursday, when they won 5-4 at Florida to wrap up a superb road trip.
Sunday's action begins at 1 p.m. ET, when the Philadelphia Flyers
meet the Ottawa Senators
at Scotiabank Place. The Flyers (19-18-3) picked up a point on Friday when they dropped a 2-1 overtime decision to the Boston Bruins
at the 2010 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Fenway Park. Ottawa beat the Islanders 3-2 in a shootout at home on New Year's Eve.
The Pittsburgh Penguins
, losers of four straight, will look to rebound at 5 p.m. ET as they take on the Florida Panthers
at the BankAtlantic Center. Pittsburgh (26-15-1) suffered a 3-1 loss at Tampa Bay on Saturday afternoon. The Panthers have lost three in a row.
In the final game of the night, the Chicago Blackhawks
host the Anaheim Ducks
at the United Center at 7 p.m. ET. The Hawks beat St. Louis 6-3 on Saturday, while the Ducks fell 3-1 at Nashville.