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Numbers Game: Sabres @ Canadiens

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

10 - Carey Price returned to action after missing 10 games. The last time he played was in a 6-3 loss against the Wild in Minnesota.

40 - Price came back to action in style, earning his first shutout of the season. It was the 40th time he has blanked the opposition in his career. The shutout was almost lost with 32.5 seconds to go on a goal by Evander Kane, but the goal was disallowed on video review, preserving the shutout.

211 - Nicolas Deslauriers suited up for 211 games for the Buffalo Sabres between 2013-2017, scoring 12 goals and adding 18 assists along with 186 penalty minutes. Saturday night's game marked the first time he played his former team. Deslauriers was a third-round pick of the Los Angeles Kings (84th overall) in 2009, but played all his NHL games with the Sabres prior to joining the Habs in October.

2 - Alex Galchenyuk had his first two-point night of the season after collecting a goal - the Habs' second of the game and his fifth of the season - and an assist.

3 - Jonathan Drouin put a short three-game scoreless patch to rest on Saturday. No. 92 collected a helper on each of the Habs' first two goals of the game, bringing his assists total to 10 on the season.

6 - Paul Byron scored his sixth goal of the season to put the Canadiens up 3-0 in the third. Byron's goal was scored shorthanded, the sixth such goal of his career.

13 - With the win, Claude Julien took over sole possession of 13th place for the most wins as head coach in team history, surpassing Jacques Martin and Newsy Lalonde. It was his 97th victory behind the Habs' bench, bringing his record to 97-81-10-19 in 207 career games with Montreal.

70 - Approximately 70 young members of Leucan took in the game with their families as the Habs marked Hockey Fights Cancer month at the Bell Centre. 

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