MONTREAL – Here is a numerical look at the Canadiens-Sabres showdown on Saturday night at the Bell Centre.
-Combined points racked up by the line of Alex Tanguay, Saku Koivu and Alex Kovalev in only three games since being formed as a line on Tuesday. 10
-Points piled by Tanguay over his current five-game point streak (3-7-10).11
– Number of Habs players to reach the 10-goal plateau so far this season, after Christopher Higgins joining the double-digit club when he roofed a shot over Ryan Miller in the second period.
-Length in games of Higgins’ scoring drought which he snapped by getting the Habs on the board in the second period. 12
-Seasons played for the Canadiens by Sabres captain Craig Rivet, who dropped the gloves with Tom Kostopoulos in the first period. 20
– Number of points picked up by Josh Gorges
in 74 games this year, one more than in his previous three seasons combined.10
– Number of Canadiens goals to come with a two-man advantage so far in the 2008-09 campaign.17
-Habs players to have thrown at least one hit against the Sabres on Saturday night, with Mathieu Schneider, and of course goalie Carey Price
, being the only Canadiens to have not delivered a check. 12
-Combined shots needed to settle the shootout, with only Toni Lydman managing to score. Manny Almela is a writer for canadiens.com