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Numbers Game: Sabres @ Canadiens

A numerical look at Saturday night's game against the Sabres at the Bell Centre

by Dan Braverman and Pierre-Antoine Mercier @CanadiensMTL /

MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at Saturday night's game against the Sabres at the Bell Centre.

500 - Number of career NHL games played by Tomas Tatar after tonight, and he celebrated with a three-point night (1G, 2A). The Slovak forward reached the plateau by playing 407 contests as a Detroit Red Wing, 20 as a member of the Vegas Golden Knights, and 72 with the Canadiens. Over those 500 games, Tatar has collected 142 goals and 281 points. The 28-year-old winger was Detroit's second-round pick (60th overall) in 2009.

14 - The Canadiens are in the midst of their last of 14 back-to-back sets of the season; they play the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday night in Raleigh. They now have a 7-5-2 record in the first games of the series, and head into Sunday's game with a 5-8-0 record in the second.

22,000 - When Artturi Lehkonen tied the game in the second period after completing a sweet passing play with Max Domi and Andrew Shaw, he made history. That's because the goal was the 22,000th in franchise history, dating back to the club's days as a member of the National Hockey Association. Coincidentally, it was also the Canadiens' 12,000th goal on home ice (once again, NHA+NHL).

Video: BUF@MTL: Lehkonen dives to finish superb passing play

200 - With a helper on Lehkonen's goal, Domi earned the 200th point of his NHL career. He added an assist on Shaw's goal later in the period and scored a goal of his own in the third. The centerman has already set career highs in his first season with the Canadiens, with 26 goals, 41 assists, and 67 points.

33 - Brendan Gallagher set a new career high in goals with a pair of them on Saturday night. First, Danault's incredible pass to Brendan Gallagher helped No. 11 score his 32nd goal of the season in the second period. Later, Gallagher buried a Shea Weber pass from the corner in the third period to make it 5-3 for Montreal. The pair of tallies helped Gally move past his career high in goals after he notched 31 last year and matched that total this season in this week's 3-1 win over the Flyers in Philadelphia. Gallagher now has 50 points in 75 games in 2018-19, which is the second-highest points haul of his career.

Video: BUF@MTL: Gallagher puts home Danault's diving pass

Video: BUF@MTL: Weber sets up Gallagher's second goal

40 - After earning an assist on Lehkonen's goal, Shaw added one of his own which was his 18th marker of the season. That rang Shaw's points total up to 40, setting a new career high for him as well. The Belleville, ON native's previous high of 39 points was set in 2013-14 while he was a member of the Chicago Blackhawks.

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