The Buffalo Sabres are back to playing some solid hockey over the past few weeks and have started to stack wins together. In the process, a new defense pairing has emerged to lead the way for the club to rebound after a rough November.
That pairing is the duo of Ramsus Ristolainen and Brandon Montour. Looking at this pair on the surface it screams of danger in the defensive zone. However, hockey is a weird game sometimes and this pairing has found success.
There are a handful of reasons that this pairing shouldn’t work. First and foremost, Montour has to play on the left side, which is something he hasn’t done in his NHL career.