Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Canadiens Face Sabres In Roberval: Hockeyville

As the winner of the 2008 edition of Kraft's Hockeyville contest, Roberval will have it's moment in the spotlight tonight as it plays host to the match-up between the Buffalo Sabres and the Montreal Canadiens.

Not many changes are expected in the lineup tonight for Montreal, although it is certain that forward David Desharnais will play. Alumni of the Chicoutimi Sagueneens, Desharnais is relishing the opportunity to play in Roberval, a city just minutes away from Chicoutimi.

Roman Hamrlik tweaked his groin yesterday and will sit out this contest. Mathieu Dandenault will likely shift to defense, allowing room for Desharnais to come in without bumping anyone out.

Both teams are coming off losses last night: Montreal downed 8-3 by Boston, and Buffalo toppled by the Maple Leafs, 7-4.

The Habs also play tomorrow at the Joe Louis in Detroit. They will ice a brand new lineup for that tilt.

Tonight's game can be seen on RDS and the NHL Network.

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