The Numbers Game - April 3, 2008
|Bryan Smolinski has certainly made the most of facing the Sabres this season.|
12 - The Canadiens’ point improvement over last season, when they finished the season as the 10th-ranked team in the Eastern Conference.
25 - The Sabres’ point drop this season after finishing first overall with 113 points in 2006-07.
15 - Years since a team missed the playoffs after finishing first overall the previous year, like the Sabres have this season. The Rangers won the President’s Trophy in 1991-92 with 105 points before plummeting to 79 points and missing the postseason in 1992-93.
50 - Percentage of Bryan Smolinski’s total goals this season scored against the Sabres, with four of his eight goals coming against Buffalo.
6 - Canadiens to have played their first NHL game this season, with Matt D’Agostini joining Sergei Kostitsyn, Carey Price, Ryan O'Byrne, Kyle Chipchura and Corey Locke.
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1,644 - Days since the Canadiens claimed Steve Begin off waivers after he was left unprotected by the Sabres just prior to the 2003-04 season.
Manny Almela is a writer for canadiens.com