MONTREAL -Here’s a numerical look at Saturday night’s matchup between the Canadiens and Sabres.
139-Games since the Canadiens were blanked in consecutive games, dating back to January 15 and 16, 2007 against the Red Wings and Canucks, respectively.
4-Seasons since the Habs last played six consecutive home games. Saturday night, the Canadiens kicked off a seven-game home-stand that will extend to December 13 against the Capitals.
325-Games played at the Bell Centre by Craig Rivet over the course of his career, a total which now includes one game wearing something other than a Canadiens jersey.
13:25-Ice-time logged by call-up Matt D’Agostini, who skated on a line with Saku Koivu and Christopher Higgins.
45-Percentage of the Canadiens goals over the past five games which have come while Maxim Lapierre was on the ice.
21-Stretch of games Lapierre had gone without an assist before he helped set up Steve Begin’s second period goal against the Sabres.
62-Percentage of the Canadiens’ games this season which have been decided by a one-goal margin this season, with Montreal having been a part of 13 one-goal games so far in 2008-09.
6-Game-high shots fired by Robert Lang, who was reunited with former Penguins linemate Alex Kovalev versus Buffalo.
9-Games missed by Mike Komisarek since being injured back on November 13 in Boston, with the rearguard nevertheless behind the Habs’ bench, replacing Doug Jarvis.
Manny Almela is a writer for canadiens.com