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Numbers Game: Sharks @ Canadiens

A numerical look at Sunday night's game between the Canadiens and the San Jose Sharks at the Bell Centre

by Dan Braverman and Pierre-Antoine Mercier @CanadiensMTL /

MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at Sunday night's game between the Canadiens and the San Jose Sharks at the Bell Centre.

2 - Number of current Canadiens who formerly played for the Sharks, namely David Schlemko and Antti Niemi. Schlemko wore teal for the 2016-17 season, playing 62 games and notching two goals for 18 points. Niemi, meanwhile, minded the San Jose crease from 2010-2015. He played 296 games for the Sharks, posting a 163-92-35 record, a 2.40 goals-against average and .917 save percentage.

39 - Number of times the two clubs have faced each other in the regular season, starting when the Sharks joined the League in 1991-92. The Habs' last win over San Jose dates back to March 21, 2015, when the Canadiens defeated the Sharks 2-0 at the Bell Centre.

3 - With his second-period goal to get the Canadiens on the board, Jeff Petry took sole possession of third place in career scoring against the Sharks among current Habs, a spot he previously shared with Tomas Tatar. The goal was his seventh point in his 25th game against San Jose. He trails only Shea Weber (28 points in 38 games) and Andrew Shaw (eight in 17).

Video: SJS@MTL: Petry buries loose puck to get Habs on board

5 - Petry halted a five-game pointless streak with the goal, which also made him the leading goal-scorer on the team among defensemen this season with three. Two Habs blue-liners are right behind the Michigander with two goals apiece - Weber and Mike Reilly.

14 - Jonathan Drouin has continued his stellar pace which earned him the Molson Cup honor for the month of November. With an assist on Petry's goal, Drouin collected his 14th point in the last 14 games. The 23-year-old forward has six goals and eight assists since November 5, and owns 22 points (9G, 13A) so far in 2018-19.

200 - Andrew Shaw was later given credit for an assist on Petry's goal, giving him his 200th career NHL point in his 464th game. Shaw also recently broke the 100-assist barrier in the League - in last Saturday's loss to the Boston Bruins - and is just one goal away from his 100th as well.

11 - Number of sets of back-to-back games the Canadiens have left to play this season. The next time they play two games in as many nights is on December 19 and 20 when they take on the Avalanche in Colorado and Coyotes in Arizona, respectively.

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