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The Numbers Game – November 27, 2013

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

BUFFALO - Here's a numerical look at the Canadiens-Sabres game on Wednesday night.

4 – Number of consecutive games in which Lars Eller was held off the scoresheet before he ended that particular streak on Wednesday night by setting up Alex Galchenyuk’s tally in the first period.

4 – Number of consecutive games in which Andrei Markov has amassed at least one point, extending that streak by picking up an assist on Galchenyuk’s goal in the opening frame on Wednesday night.

6 – Number of goals that Alex Galchenyuk has scored during the first 25 games of the season. Galchenyuk moved to within three goals of the nine total markers he tallied in 48 games last season.

11 – Number of consecutive away games this season in which the Canadiens have managed to light the lamp on the power play - a new team record - with Desharnais ensuring that the streak continued on Wednesday night with his second-period tally, re-directing a P.K. Subban slap shot past Sabres netminder Ryan Miller.

4 – Number of Canadiens players who have yet to register a point on the power play thus far this season, with Desharnais removing himself from that list on Wednesday night. Travis Moen, Ryan White, Douglas Murray and George Parros are the only Habs who are still looking for their first power play points this year.

19 – Number of hits that Alexei Emelin has amassed in his first five games this season, picking up an additional 3 hits against the Sabres on Wednesday night.

11 – Number of points amassed by Subban on the power play thus far this season, with his assist on Desharnais’ marker allowing him to join Ottawa’s Erik Karlsson atop that category among NHL defensemen.

25 – Number of players against whom Douglas Murray has dropped the gloves over the course of his career with the Swedish rearguard coming to the aid of Carey Price on Wednesday night by taking on 6-foot-8 John Scott of the Sabres in the third period.

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