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Numbers Game: Canadiens @ Sabres

A numerical look at Wednesday night's game between the Canadiens and Sabres at the KeyBank Center in Buffalo

by Montreal Canadiens @canadiensmtl / canadiens.com

BUFFALO - Here's a numerical look at Wednesday night's game between the Canadiens and the Buffalo Sabres at the KeyBank Center.

12 - Number of consecutive games Brian Flynn missed out on before returning to the Canadiens' lineup on Wednesday night against the Buffalo Sabres at the KeyBank Center. After spending eight straight games on the sidelines with an upper-body injury, Flynn was a healthy scratch for the last four prior to suiting up for the first time since March 7 in Vancouver.

23 - Spot head coach Claude Julien now occupies on the NHL's all-time games coached list alongside Hall-of-Famer Pat Burns after standing behind the bench for his 1,019th career game on Wednesday night in Western New York.

499 - Carey Price made the 499th start of his NHL career on Wedneday night. With two games remaining on the schedule, the All-World netmidner should hit 500 career starts (or even 501 career starts) in the coming days. The Canadiens play on Friday night against the Lightning at the Bell Centre, before wrapping up the regular season on Saturday night in Detroit.

Video: MTL@BUF: Price stops Gionta, O'Reilly in succession

1 - When Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen opened the scoring on Wednesday night at 6:01 of the first period, it marked the first time that the Canadiens were forced to play from behind during their three-game road trip, which also included stops in Tampa and Sunrise. 

11 - Number of consecutive seasons in which veteran centerman Tomas Plekanec has reached the double-digit mark in goals after scoring his 10th goal of the year on Wednesday night. Plekanec struck just 46 seconds into the third period to cut the Sabres' lead to 2-1.

Video: MTL@BUF: Plekanec sneaks backhand past Lehner

5 - Number of consecutive games in which Alexander Radulov has factored in on the scoresheet, picking up the primary assist on Plekanec's tally. The Russian sniper has three goals and three assists for six points during his current streak.

20 - Number of assists Paul Byron has collected so far this season, picking up his latest helper when Plekanec got the Canadiens on the board early in the final frame. 

50:11 - Time expired in Wednesday night's game before the first penalty was called as Ristolainen headed to the box for high-sticking Brendan Gallagher, resulting in the first power play of the game.

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