The Numbers Game - Feb. 17, 2012
BUFFALO -- Here’s a numerical look at the game between the Canadiens and the Sabres at the First Niagara Center on Friday night.
47 – Number of times that the Canadiens have laced up in Buffalo for a Friday night tilt with the Sabres, posting a record of 17-24-6 over those games.
1 – Number of letters (other than the CH) currently appearing on the front of Erik Cole’s jersey Friday night, having the distinction of inheriting the assistant’s “A” after the departure of Hal Gill.
2 – Number of games needed for Ryan White to get his first point of the season with the Habs since returning on Feb. 15 against Boston. White would pick his moment well, assisting on Chris Campoli’s second period goal to help give the Habs their first lead of the game.
1 – Number of players in the Sabres lineup currently riding a streak of 60 games without having found the back of the net. Robyn Regehr scored his first goal in 70 games Friday night, sticking Cody McCormick with the dubious distinction of now having the longest goalless streak at 60 games.12 – Number of consecutive games played between the Canadiens and the Sabres in which the winning team didn’t score more than three goals, with the stretch in question starting back on Jan. 3, 2010.
7 – Number of consecutive victories registered by the Sabres over the Canadiens, with their run dating back to Jan. 18, 2011.
So long, Hal
All in the family