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Numbers Game: Panthers @ Canadiens

A numerical look at Thursday's 6-2 playoff-clinching win against Florida

by Montreal Canadiens @CanadiensMTL /

MONTREAL -- Here's a numerical look at some of the stats, facts and figures from Thursday's playoff-clinching win against the Panthers.

1 -- Number of Atlantic Division teams with a postseason berth secured. The Canadiens became the Atlantic's first club to punch a playoff ticket on Thursday, controlling their own destiny with a convincing win over Florida.

Tweet from @CanadiensMTL: Place en s��ries ��liminatoires : confirm��e ��� / Playoff spot: clinched ��� #StanleyCup

5 -- Number of games remaining on the Habs' regular season schedule, as Montreal now gets a head start on their postseason preparations. During the Canadiens' last playoff year, in 2015, the team qualified for the dance with six games to go.

808 -- Number of career stolen bases for former Expos left fielder Tim Raines -- fifth all-time in Major League Baseball history. The newly inducted Hall of Famer was honored at the Bell Centre on Thursday, and dropped the ceremonial first puck at center ice.

Video: FLA@MTL: Tim Raines drops the puck in Montreal

40 -- Number of years that Michel Lacroix has served as the Canadiens' public address announcer. The home voice of the Habs saw the milestone honored during the first period at the Bell Centre on Thursday.

Tweet from @CanadiensMTL: Congrats to public address announcer Michel Lacroix on 40 years with the Canadiens! #GoHabsGo

3 -- Number of first-period points Brendan Gallagher racked up against the Panthers, with assists on two Paul Byron tallies at 7:24 and 13:19, plus another on Tomas Plekanec's in-between marker at 10:04. The effort, combined with a third period goal of his own, earned Gallagher his second career three-plus point night, following a two-goal, one-assist outing on October 16, 2014 against Boston.

917 -- Number of career games for Plekanec with the Habs. The 34-year-old forward is now tied with Serge Savard for 10th place in team history in that category.

225 -- Number of career goals for Plekanec, who also moved into a tie with Stephane Richer on Thursday for 17th place all-time among Canadiens goalscorers.

Video: FLA@MTL: Plekanec nets Gallagher's centering feed

35 -- Number of goals this season for Max Pacioretty, whose third-period tally now puts him just four shy of the career-best 39 he set in 2013-14.

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