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Numbers Game - Nov. 5, 2010

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
BUFFALO - Here's a numerical look at the Habs-Sabres game at HSBC Arena on Friday night.

283 – Number of appearances Patrick Lalime made between the pipes for the Senators under former coach Jacques Martin, from 1999-00 to 2003-04.

14 – Number of times Carey Price has faced the Sabres in the regular season, his most frequent opponent since his NHL debut in October 2007.

6 – Number of times since the NHL lockout ended in 2005 that the Habs have faced a goalie not named Ryan Miller in Buffalo. The 2009-10 Vezina Trophy winner was between the pipes for 24 of the previous 29 games against the Habs.
5 – Number of games Tomas Plekanec has missed since 2006-07, sitting out his first on Friday night with the Flu since serving a two-game suspension in February 2008.

2 – Number of times Mathieu Darche has finished his night with two assists, doing so in Buffalo for the first time since March 11, 2008.

191 – Number of days since Andrei Markov’s last NHL point against Washington in the playoffs last spring, picking up his first assist since returning from knee surgery.

9 – Number of times in his 10-year NHL career in which Jeff Halpern has racked up three points in a single game.
3 – Number of two-goal nights enjoyed by Benoit Pouliot in his NHL career, picking up his second as a Hab on Friday night.

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