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Numbers Game: Sabres @ Canadiens

A numerical look at Tuesday night's win against Buffalo

by Montreal Canadiens @CanadiensMTL /

MONTREAL -- Here's a numerical look at some of the stats, facts and figures from Tuesday night's win against the Sabres.

0 -- Number of decibels audible at the Bell Centre prior to puck drop, as a moment of total silence was observed for the victims of Sunday's tragic event in Quebec City.

3 -- Number of familiar faces that returned to the lineup on Tuesday, as Andrei Markov, David Desharnais, and Greg Pateryn were all back in action following extended stints away from the ice due to injury.

1 -- Number of new faces in the lineup opposite Buffalo, as Nikita Nesterov suited up as a Hab for the first time since being acquired from the Lightning on Thursday.

2 -- Number of goals Max Pacioretty scored with the help of Alexander Radulov and Phillip Danault on Tuesday, as the trio picked up a point each on the captain's first two tallies.

Video: BUF@MTL: Pacioretty snipes from the circle for second

8:01 -- Number of minutes of ice time it took Desharnais to underline his return from injury with a goal against the Sabres, 11:12 into the middle frame.

Video: BUF@MTL: Desharnais picks out the top corner

20 -- Number of assists this season for Markov, good for second-most among his teammates. Like Desharnais, the veteran defenseman also got onto the scoresheet in his return to action, setting up Paul Byron's second-period marker.

Video: BUF@MTL: Byron finishes tic-tac-toe passing play

2 -- Number of times Pacioretty has scored three or more goals this season, after getting the hat trick on Tuesday.

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