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Numbers Game: Sabres @ Canadiens

A numerical look at Saturday night's game between the Canadiens and the Sabres at the Bell Centre

by Staff Writer @CanadiensMTL /

MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at Saturday night's game between the Canadiens and the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night at the Bell Centre.

1 - Nathan Beaulieu played the 235th game of his NHL career on Saturday night, which was also his first back at the Bell Centre in an opposing team's uniform. The 24-year-old defenseman spent the previous five seasons with the Canadiens.

4 - With injuries to Carey Price and Al Montoya, Zach Fucale became the fourth goaltender to suit up for the Canadiens during the 2017-18 campaign. Fucale served as Charlie Lindgren's backup against the Sabres.

Video: BUF@MTL: Lindgren extends left pad to rob Reinhart

9 - Before going up against his former team on Saturday night at the Bell Centre, defenseman Josh Gorges was a healthy scratch for the Sabres' previous nine games. He last saw game action on October 17 against the Golden Knights.

2 - Jordie Benn dropped the gloves for just the second time in his career on Saturday night, going toe-to-toe with Gorges in the opening frame.

61 - Number of seconds that elapsed in the third period before Andrew Shaw tied things up 1-1 early in the third period on Saturday night. Shaw tipped a Jonathan Drouin point shot past Sabres netminder Chad Johnson. It was his fourth goal of the season.

Video: BUF@MTL: Drouin wires wrister through traffic for PPG

12 - Number of points Drouin has so far this season (3g, 9a), tying him with Brendan Gallagher and Max Pacioretty for the team lead in that department.

6 - Number of times captain Max Pacioretty has registered at least six shots in a single game on the year, accomplishing that feat one again on Saturday night against the Sabres.

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