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Numbers Game: Canadiens @ Maple Leafs

A numerical look at Saturday night's game between the Canadiens and Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre

by Montreal Canadiens @canadiensmtl /

TORONTO - Here's a numerical look at Saturday night's game between the Canadiens and Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre.

925 - Number of days that elapsed between the time young gun Nikita Scherbak was drafted in the first round of the NHL Entry Draft by the Canadiens on June 27, 2014, and time in which he made his NHL debut, suiting up for the first time with the big club on Saturday night at the Air Canada Centre. 

9 - Scherbak became the ninth player to have started the season with the AHL's St. John's IceCaps before playing at least one game with the Canadiens during the 2016-17 campaign. He adds his name to a list that already includes Sven Andrighetto, Bobby Farnham, Michael McCarron, Chris Terry, Mark Barberio, Ryan Johnston, Charles Hudon and Joel Hanley.

30 - Scherbak is also the 30th different player to suit for the Canadiens so far this season. That leads the League on the year right now.

20 - Captain Max Pacioretty opened the scoring for the Canadiens just 20 seconds into the first period on Saturday night, converting a tape-to-tape feed from Alexander Radulov for his 19th goal of the season.

Video: MTL@TOR: Pacioretty slips one home through traffic

3 - Pacioretty extended his scoring streak to three straight games with the tally, finding the back of the net for the fourth time during that span.

31 - Number of points Radulov has amassed so far this season courtesy of the aforementioned assist and a goal later on in evening, making him the second player on the Canadiens' roster this year to reach the 30-point mark along with Pacioretty.

8 - Number of multi-point games Radulov has amassed so far during the 2016-17 campaign, tops in that department on the team, one multi-point effort clear of Pacioretty.

17 - Spot Tomas Plekanec now occupies on his own on the Canadiens' all-time points list by registering the 570th point of his career on Saturday night when he picked up an assist on Artturi Lehkonen's eighth goal of the season which put Michel Therrien's troops up 2-0 just 3:47 in. Plekanec surpassed Peter Mahovlich with the helper.

 Video: MTL@TOR: Lehkonen beats Andersen with quick wrister

0.9 - Number of seconds remaining in the first period when Scherbak struck for the go-ahead goal - and the first goal of his NHL career. The power play snipe afforded the Canadiens the chance to head to the locker room with a 3-2 lead after surrendering their 2-0 advantage. 

Video: MTL@TOR: Scherbak scores nifty PPG for first NHL goal

December 5, 2015 - The last time a Canadiens player scored in his NHL debut was 13 months ago when Daniel Carr did it against the Carolina Hurricanes in Raleigh on December 5, 2015.

11 - Michael McCarron lit the lamp for the first time this season with the Canadiens in his 11th game of the year to put Therrien's charges up 5-3 early in the third period. The Michigan native also has three assists so far this season.

400 - Michel Therrien registered the 400th win of his NHL career on Saturday night, becoming just the 35th head coach in League history to reach that impressive plateau.

13 - Number of consecutive victores the Canadiens have registered over the Maple Leafs, including Saturday night's win in Toronto. The Habs' last loss to their Original Six rivals came back on January 18, 2014.

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