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The Numbers Game - Jan. 18, 2011

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
BUFFALO - Here's a numerical look at the Canadiens-Sabres matchup at HSBC Arena on Tuesday night.

2 – Number of Habs players who had to pay a visit to the trainer’s room in the first five minutes of the game, with Michael Cammalleri and Max Pacioretty both leaving the ice within seconds of each other.
12 – Number of defensemen who have enjoyed at least 18 seasons of 20 or more points in NHL history, including Roman Hamrlik who added an assist to reach his 20th point of the campaign against the Sabres.
Highlights Canadiens - Sabres
31 – Career-high number of points recorded by James Wisniewski in just 42 games so far this season, including 10 since joining the Canadiens in late December.
7 – Number of Habs who played over 20 minutes on Tuesday night, forced to fill in for Michael Cammalleri, Max Pacioretty and Jeff Halpern who were all hurt in the first period in Buffalo.

16:53– Career-high ice time enjoyed by Lars Eller in the contest, surpassing his previous high of 16:29 established on November 7, 2009 while the rookie Dane was still with the St. Louis Blues.
Habs first period injuries
4 – Number of the 123 Habs-Sabres games in NHL history that have been played on a Tuesday, with each team now winning two of those four outings.

4 – Team-high number of shots blocked by blue-liner Yannick Weber in the game.

9 – Number of Canadiens games that have been decided in either overtime or a shootout so far this year, with the Habs now going 5-4 in those outings.


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