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BUFFALO, N. Kahale Warring Jersey .Y. -- Montreal captain Max Pacioretty liked what he saw from the new-look Canadiens in getting off to a successful start to the season.And Brendan Gallagher looks like hes ready to bounce back from an injury-shortened season.Gallagher scored twice while newcomers Shea Weber, Andrew Shaw and backup goalie Al Montoya made significant contributions in a 4-1 season-opening victory over the injury-depleted Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night.You want them to feel comfortable and whether you admit it or not, when you get that first goal or point or win, it takes a little bit of stress off you, Pacioretty said. And Im glad it came early for those guys. They played great.Weber, acquired in a trade that sent P.K. Subban to Nashville, provided grit to Montreals defense and added an assist, when his hard rising shot from inside the blue line was tipped in by Gallagher to put the Canadiens ahead 3-1. Shaw, acquired in a trade with Chicago, scored and Montoya stopped 30 shots in filling in for Carey Price, who is sidelined with the flu.A bit of nerves coming in, Montoya said. I wasnt trying to steal the game. Ive got a good team in front of me. They were fun to watch.Montoya will get a second consecutive start at Ottawa on Saturday after the Canadiens announced Price will not travel.There was no fun for the Sabres, whose injurie woes grew when forward Evander Kane was taken to the hospital for further evaluation after he slammed heavily into the end boards late in the second period.Coach Dan Bylsma had no immediate update on Kanes status, except to say the player was being evaluated for a lot of things internally.Kanes injury is the latest setback for a team that was already reeling a day after second-year star center Jack Eichel sprained his left ankle during practice.Well, theres a little bit of shake your head and snake-bitten a little bit, Bylsma said. You expect to have (injuries) throughout your lineup, and unfortunately you have a rash of them. But thats no excuse for how we need to play. Weve got to keep fighting through it.Kane was doubled-over in pain as he was escorted off the ice. He was hurt while racing Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin for a loose puck up the left wing in the Montreal zone. Kane reached out for the puck when the two bumped. Kane lost his balance, fell and slid with his left elbow slamming into the boards.The Sabres were also playing minus top-line forward Kyle Okposo (knee) and defenseman Dmitry Kulikov (bruised backside).Matt Moulson scored a power-play goal for Buffalo to briefly cut Montreals lead to 2-1 in the opening minute of the third period.The Canadiens responded with two goals in just under five minutes.Gallagher tipped in Webers shot 6:43 into the third. Shaw then scored by capping a frantic scramble in front after goalie Robin Lehner had already made two stops. Torrey Mitchell also scored for Montreal.We did a lot of good things, Canadiens coach Michel Therrien said. Theres still things that we need to work on and its normal. But its really early in the season. But overall youve got to be satisfied with the win.Game notes Before the game, the Sabres announced they signed general manager Tim Murray to a multiyear contract extension. Murray was hired in January 2014, and was entering the final year of his contract. ... At 18 years and 110 days, Canadiens rookie first-round draft pick Mikhail Sergachev became the fourth-youngest player and youngest defenseman to play a regular-season game in team history. ... Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan listed Eichel on his injury report, and then joked he had no comment about Maple Leafs rookie Auston Matthews scoring four goals in his debut. Nah, Ryan added, it was pretty amazing wasnt it? ... Eichel had his left leg perched on a scooter in making a brief appearance in the Sabres tunnel during pre-game introductions.UP NEXT:Canadiens: At Ottawa on Saturday.Sabres: Play at Edmonton on Sunday in opening four-game road swing. DOnta Foreman Youth Jersey . During the athletes parade, the 23-strong Ukrainian team was represented by a lone flagbearer in an apparent protest at the presence of Russian troops in Ukraines Crimean peninsula. DOnta Foreman Texans Jersey . Anthony Calvillo, through 20 CFL seasons, was frequently invincible and largely stoic in the heat of competition. But underneath the professional exterior he was, and is, compellingly human. http:///...hnson-texans-jersey/ . McCarthy, a player who played some games in the second tier for Wigan at the start of this season, would go on to shine inside Evertons midfield, outplaying the man he was brought in to replace, on one of the grandest stages in English football. On Saturday, it was fitting that Manchester Uniteds most recent dagger into the chest was delivered by Frenchman Yohan Cabaye, a wonderfully gifted central midfielder who put on an outstanding effort for Newcastle at Old Trafford.England flirted with humiliation before Moeen Alis unbeaten 41 laid the platform for a 15-run World Twenty20 win over Afghanistan, in Delhi. Eoin Morgans men slumped to 85-7 against the Associate nation after losing three wickets in four balls for no runs before Moeen (41no) and David Willey (20no) shared an unbroken stand of 57 in 5.3 overs - plundering 44 off the final three - to swell the total to 142-7.The collapse brought to mind Englands defeat to the Netherlands in 2014 but there was to be no such embarrassment this time around as Willey (2-23), Moeen (1-17) and Adil Rashid (2-18) combined to limit Afghanistan to 127-9 despite some late, lusty blows from Shafiqullah (35 not out off 20 balls). Nick Knight felt the batting of both David Willey and Moeen Ali was instrumental in Englands victory Englands batting capitulation was swift after James Vince (22) - in for the injured Alex Hales - and Joe Root (12) had rallied following the early dismissal of Jason Roy, bowled by Amir Hamza for five.Vince chipped a return catch to off-spinner Mohammad Nabi (2-17), Eoin Morgan shouldered arms to be bowled first ball and Root was run out amid chaotic scenes as the innings subsided from 42-1 to 42-4. Matt Prior discusses the reasons why England seem to struggle to beat lesser sides at ICC world tournaments Ben Stokes turned the ball away, and Root charged up the wicket going for a single, only to be sent back by his partner, and the fuming Yorkshire batsman was run out by Nabi - the spinner initially knocking the bails off with his body before completing the dismissal by grabbing a stump out of the turf.The rot didnt stop there - Jos Buttler (seven) was brilliantly caught by Nabi, diving forward at short extra cover, off Samiullah Shenwari before Stokes (seven) dragged a googly from 17-year-old leg-spinner Rashid Khan (2-17) onto his stumps, falling onto his backside in the process. Ben Stokes of England looks in disbelief after he is bowled by Rashid Khan From 57-6 Chris Jordan (15) patiently rebuilt with Moeen but then chipped a mistimed shot straight to Khan to leave England 85-7. Tytus Howard Youth Jersey. Moeen and Willey nudged their team past the 100 mark, to ensure England would at least have something to bowl at, before crashing 25 off the 19th over of the innings - Willey launching Hamza for two maximums.Willeys sway continued with the ball as he trapped the dangerous Mohammad Shahzad lbw with his third delivery and skipper Asghar Stanikzai quickly followed, snicking Jordan to Root at slip to make it 12-2. Eoin Morgan felt that England did not get their batting performance right England picked up a third wicket in as many overs as Gulbadin Naib shanked a short ball from Willey to Stokes at extra cover - a brief break in play ensuing as a kite, its string broken, was removed from the outfield.Rashid Khan (15) tried to put wind back in Afghanistans chase, cutting Jordan away for six, but that intent proved his undoing as he drove Moeens fifth ball to Morgan at extra cover. Fellow spinner Adil Rashid also struck in his first over, Noor Ali punching the simplest of return catches back to the leg-spinner to make it 39-5.Shenwari (22) kept the dimmest of hopes alive but when he skied Stokes to Root at extra cover the game - much to Englands obvious relief - was up. Why do England not learn from previous mistakes when playing spin in the sub-continent? The Verdict discuss after England’s batting collapse Watch highlights of England against Afghanistan on Sky Sports 2 from 6pm, then dont miss The Verdict on the same channel at 7pm. ' ' ' 
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