The Numbers Game - Dec. 3, 2009
40 – Number of years since the Sabres were founded on December 2, 1969, when the NHL awarded a team to the Seymour brothers and Northrup Knox. The Habs and Sabres have faced off on 265 occasions since then, with the Habs owning a slight edge over their Buffalo counterparts with 119 wins and 115 losses.
66 – Jaroslav Halak’s lifetime win percentage versus the Sabres, with Thursday night’s loss representing his lone defeat in Buffalo so far in his career.
86 – Game-high percentage of faceoffs won by Maxim Lapierre against the Sabres, winning 12 of his 14 draws on the night.
33:26 – Number of minutes into the game before the referees awarded the first penalty of the night, a holding call on Ryan O’Byrne midway through the second period.
151 – Number of career goals scored by Scott Gomez, beating Ryan Miller to close out the second period.
10 – Number of points amassed by Max Pacioretty so far this season, including seven in the past eight games. The 21-year-old is now just one point shy of his total from last year’s campaign, picking up 11 points in 34 games in 2008-09.
Shauna Denis is a writer for canadiens.com.
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