The Numbers Game - March 28, 2008
0-Changes made by head coach Guy Carbonneau to his lineup following the Habs' 7-5 win over the Senators on Monday night at the Bell Centre.
81-Points amassed by Alex Kovalev this season following his two-point effort against the Sabres, making him the first Canadiens to reach the mark since Vincent Damphousse and Mark Recchi did so in 1996-97.
1-Previous times Kovalev had cracked the 80-point mark in his career. He last did it in 2000-01 while with the Penguins by erupting for a career-best 95 points.
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2-Points picked up by Francis Bouillon over his last two games.
13-Games needed by Bouillon to register his previous two points.
12- Hits thrown by rookie defenseman Ryan O'Byrne in three games in heavy-hitting Mike Komisarek’s absence.
7-Game-high number of shots fired by Christopher Higgins, who continues to lead the Habs in that department with 229 on the season.
42- Games played on a Friday night in scenic Buffalo by the Canadiens since the tradition began in 1984-85. The Habs are now 14-23-4-1 in those games.
44-Percentage of Mikhail Grabovski’s career points to have come against Buffalo with four of his nine points being notched versus the Sabres.
7-Goals scored by Tomas Plekanec against the Sabres in 2007-08.
6-Times Plekanec has scored two goals in a game this season.
6-Points amassed by Andrei Kostitsyn and Mark Streit, respectively, over the course of their current four-game point streaks.
36-Points piled up by Streit in 39 games since Jan. 1, thanks to his three assists on Friday night against the Sabres.
Manny Almela is a writer for canadiens.com