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The Numbers Game - March 23, 2013

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

MONTREAL – Here's a numerical look at the matchup between the Habs and Sabres at the Bell Centre on Saturday night.

600 – Number of games played by Travis Moen so far in his NHL career, racking up 54 goals, 111 points and a Stanley Cup ring in that span.

3.33 – Percentage of those NHL games played by Moen in which he faced the Sabres, suiting up for his 20th career game against Buffalo on Saturday night.

Price flashes the glove on Leino

45 – Percentage of shots attempted by the Canadiens that made their way on net, after successfully landing just 42% of their shots – 34 of 81 – on target in their last game against the Sabres.

3 – Number of times in four games against the Sabres this season that the Canadiens have registered 13 or more shots in the first period, outshooting Buffalo 13-5 in the opening frame.

– Number of days since Mike Blunden last suited up in front of the Bell Centre faithful as a Hab, playing his first NHL home game of the campaign on Saturday night. 

13 – Size difference, in inches, between the tallest player on the Canadiens, Jarred Tinordi, and the shortest on the Sabres, 5-foot-5 center, Nathan Gerbe.

– Number of times this season that Max Paciroetty has had five or more shots in a night, bringing his season total to 100 in 27 games.

34 – Number of goals scored by the Canadiens in the third period this season, enjoying their most productive period of the year yet again on Saturday night, after scoring 27 in the first and 33 in the second this season.

3 – Number of Canadiens players to hit the 10-goal benchmark so far this season, with Michael Ryder becoming the 58th player in the league to crack double digits this year with his power play marker.

18 – Number of points scored by Markov with the man advantage, leading the league in that category.


Game highlights: Canadiens-Sabres
Boxscore: Canadiens-Sabres

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