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The Numbers Game: April 2, 2015

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

MONTREAL – Here's a numerical look at Thursday's game between the Habs and the Capitals.

16 – Number of times this season that the Canadiens have played two games in as many nights. Following Thursday night’s tilt against the Capitals, Michel Therrien’s troops will head to New Jersey to battle the Devils on Friday night.

4 – Number of games defenseman Tom Gilbert missed with a fractured jaw before returning to the Canadiens’ lineup on Thursday night against the Capitals. Gilbert suffered the injury back on March 21 against the San Jose Sharks at the Bell Centre.

– Number of days that have passed since Vladimir Guerrero last received a standing ovation in Montreal. Before being presented to the Bell Centre faithful on Thursday night, the former Expos star hadn’t had the opportunity to salute Montrealers since his last game at Olympic Stadium on September 17, 2003.

1 – Number of times during the 2014-15 campaign that defenseman Jeff Petry managed to light the lamp in back-to-back games, scoring his second goal in as many outings on Thursday night against the Capitals. Petry’s sixth goal of the season gave the Canadiens a 1-0 lead 58 seconds into the second period.

474 – Number of goals Alex Ovechkin has scored over the course of his NHL career with the Capitals, adding to that tally with his 51st and 52nd goals of the year on Thursday night. Ovechkin surpassed Peter Bondra for first place on Washington’s franchise goals list with those markers. Bondra had 472 goals during his time with the Capitals.

4 – Number of goals defenseman Tom Gilbert has scored during the 2014-15 campaign, his highest single season total since the 2010-11 campaign when he registered six goals in 79 games with the Edmonton Oilers. Gilbert’s fourth goal of the season tied things up at two in the second period on Thursday night.

7 – Number of multi-assist games defenseman P.K. Subban has registered over the course of the 2014-15 campaign, tying him with Max Pacioretty for top spot on the team. Subban assisted on Petry’s marker, in addition to Lars Eller’s goal late in the second period.



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