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Numbers Game: Sabres @ Canadiens

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

by Matt Cudzinowski @CanadiensMTL /

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

12 - Number of games forward Kenny Agostino played with the AHL's Laval Rocket before being recalled by the Canadiens and making his Habs debut on Thursday night against the Sabres. It was the 26-year-old Morristown, NJ native's first taste of NHL action since October 30, 2017 when he was still a member of the Boston Bruins. Agostino also suited up for the Calgary Flames and the St. Louis Blues earlier in his professional career.

7 - Number of players in Canadiens franchise history who've sported the No. 47 over the years, with Agostino becoming the latest player to do so. He joins Stephan Lebeau, Juha Lind, Aaron Downey, Marc-Andre Bergeron, Brendon Nash and Alexander Radulov.

5 - Max Domi extended his point streak to five straight games on Thursday night when he sent a picture-perfect pass to Jonathan Drouin for the Canadiens' first goal of the game, which tied the contest 1-1. It was Drouin's fifth goal of the season.

Video: BUF@MTL: Drouin buries great pass from Domi

10 - Number of seconds that elapsed in between the Sabres taking a 2-1 lead on the second goal of the night by Vladimir Sobotka and the Canadiens responding right back with the equalizer courtesy of Matthew Peca. It was Peca's first goal of the season - and his first in a Habs uniform as well.

Video: BUF@MTL: Peca slips puck past Ullmark

1 - Nicolas Deslauriers picked up his first point of the year on Peca's marker, collecting the primary assist. You'll recall that Deslauriers only began his season on October 20 after undergoing surgery to repair a facial fracture suffered during the preseason.

10 - Andrew Shaw snapped a 10-game goal drought on Thursday night, tying things up 3-3 just 34 seconds after Conor Sheary put the Sabres in front again during a wild opening frame. It was his second marker of the 2018-19 campaign, and first since opening night in Toronto on October 3.

Video: BUF@MTL: Shaw buries loose puck in the crease

3 - With another highlight-reel helper on Tomas Tatar's goal in the second period that knotted the scoreline at four goals apiece, Domi matched his career-high of three assists in a single game. He also accomplished the feat on two previous occasions while still a member of the Arizona Coyotes.

Video: BUF@MTL: Tatar buries slick feed from Domi

3 - Deslauriers wasn't done chipping in with a helper alone. He scored the third short-handed goal of his career with 1:57 remaining in the middle frame to give the Canadiens a 5-4 lead after 40 minutes. Deslauriers blasted a wrist shot that beat Sabres starter Linus Ullmark, and he went on to celebrate his tally in style.

Video: BUF@MTL: Deslauriers goes five-hole for SHG

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