MONTREAL – Here’s a numerical look at the game between the Canadiens and the Sabres at the Bell Centre on Tuesday night.
2 – Number of 2012 NHL All-Stars in the lineup on Tuesday night, including Jason Pominville and Carey Price. The Sabres forward finished with 3 shots in 21:33 of ice time while the Habs netminder turned aside 37 of the 39 shots he faced.
4 – Number of points Max Pacioretty has picked up against the Sabres this season, bringing his total to two goals and two assists in three games thanks to his first-period goal on Tuesday night.
10 – Number of assists accrued by Josh Gorges so far this season, hitting double-digits in helpers for the second time in his career after picking up an assist on Pacioretty’s opening goal.
14 – Game-high number of faceoffs won by Tomas Plekanec against the Sabres, going 14-for-22 on his draws overall.
100 – Percentage of Sabres powerplays snuffed out by the Canadiens penalty kill unit, bringing the team’s PK to a league-leading 89.6%.
6 – Number of shots blocked by Josh Gorges in the outing, bringing his season total to a league-leading 140.
37 – Number of saves made by Price in the game, one shy of his season-high 38 set against the Penguins and Sharks in back-to-back games earlier this season.
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