BUFFALO - Here’s a numerical look at the game between the Canadiens and the Sabres at the First Niagara Center on Wednesday night.
2:47 – Amount of time needed by Brad Staubitz to drop the gloves in Wednesday’s tilt against the Sabres. Staubitz went toe to toe with Cody McCormick for his second fight in three games after also squaring off against the Sens Chris Neil just last Friday night.
134 – After Wednesday night’s game, the number of days that will elapse before the Canadiens pay another visit to Buffalo to take on the Sabres in the first meeting of next season at First Niagara Center.
3 – Number of times over the course of the last 33 days that the Canadiens have travelled to Buffalo to take on the Sabres.
71 – Number of games out of the 74 that he’s played this season in which Josh Gorges has blocked at least one shot, finishing Wednesday night’s game against the Sabres with a total of 6 to his credit.
94.8 – Efficiency of the Canadiens’ penalty kill against the Sabres this season, with Lindy Ruff’s squad scoring only with the man-advantage in 18 attempts.4 –
Number of consecutive years in which the Sabres have come out on top in their season series with the Habs, doing it again in 2011-12 with a record of 5-0-1 against Montreal.
1 – Number of games between the Canadiens and the Sabres this season in which the team that scored the first goal of the night ultimately went on to win the game, with Wednesday night’s game being the first time that the team who led 1-0 walked away with two points.
Notebook - March 21, 2012