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The Numbers Game: February 12, 2016

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

BUFFALO -- Here's a numerical look at Friday night's game against the Sabres in Buffalo.

50 – Number of times the Habs have faced the Sabres on a Friday night in Buffalo in the teams’ respective histories, with the Canadiens now owning a 18-26-4-2 record in those outings.

67 – Consecutive number of games in which Max Pacioretty has registered at least one shot on goal, including 56 regular season games and 11 playoff tilts.

8 – Number of games Paul Byron was forced to miss with a lower body injury before making his return to the lineup on Friday against Buffalo.

2 – Number of times Greg Pateryn has suited up for a game in 2016, having played on January 9 against Pittsburgh before facing the Sabres on Friday in place of injured blue-liner Nathan Beaulieu.

3:44 – Amount of time needed by Sven Andrighetto and David Desharnais to snap their respective eight- and seven-game pointless streaks thanks to Andrighetto’s opening goal in the first period.

1 – Number of multi-point games enjoyed by Andrighetto in his young NHL career to date, potting a pair of goals in Buffalo to register his first-ever multi-goal night. 

– Number of assists racked up by Andrei Markov in his Canadiens career after chipping in with helpers on both of Galchenyuk’s second-period goals, passing Elmer Lach to take the ninth spot on the franchise’s all-time leaderboard in that category.

– Number of times the Habs have scored three or more goals in a game this season, owning a 24-3-2 when potting at least a trio.

22 – Number of power play points accrued by P.K. Subban this season, tying him with Erik Karlsson for third in the league in that category so far in 2015-16.

5 – Number of multi-goal games registered by Galchenyuk in his career to date, celebrating his 22nd birthday on Friday by potting a pair against the Sabres.

8 – Consecutive number of games in which Subban has picked up at least one point, marking the longest point streak by a Hab since Markov maintained a nine-game sequence in January 2009.


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