MONTREAL – This one could’ve gotten ugly early as the Buffalo Sabres bumbled around their own zone and the Canadiens kept relentlessly applying pressure.
Somehow, though, the Habs missed a slew of prime chances during the first period Saturday.
If they didn’t misfire in front of Ryan Miller, the franchise goalie gobbled it up. His play and a little luck kept the Sabres in the game.
Just a few weeks ago, the struggling team might’ve trudged through the game and crumbled eventually, blowing …