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The Numbers Game - Oct. 10, 2008

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
Here's a numerical look at the Canadiens' season-opening matchup with the Sabres on Friday night at HSBC Arena.

178 - Seconds into his Canadiens career needed by Robert Lang to score his first goal as a Hab, with the veteran centerman opening the scoring at the 2:58 mark of the first period.

60 - Faceoff-winning pecentage registered by captain Saku Koivu to lead all Montreal pivots.
36 - Shifts played by blue line workhorse Andrei Markov on the night, five more than next-closest teammate and defensive partner Mike Komisarek.
4 - Hits thrown by Sergei Kostitsyn to lead all Habs, one-fifth of the 20 total checks dished out by the Canadiens in Buffalo.
6 - Game-high shots blocked by Roman Hamrlik, who also did damage in the offensive end with seven shots on goal to lead all Habs.

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