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The Numbers Game: April 2, 2016

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

SUNRISE - Here's a numerical look at Saturday night's road game against the Florida Panthers.

9 – Number of players in uniform for the Canadiens on Saturday night who were not yet born when Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr played his first career NHL game, on October 6, 1990.

26.57 – Average age of the current Canadiens roster, making the Habs the sixth-youngest team in the NHL behind the Oilers, Hurricanes, Sabres, Jets, and Blue Jackets.

10 – Number of players who have worn No. 36 in Canadiens history, with Brett Lernout becoming the first to don the digits since Matt D’Agostini when he made his Habs debut on Saturday night.

8 – Number of Habs players who have participated in the first game of their respective NHL careers this season, with Lernout joining Michael McCarron, Daniel Carr, Darren Dietz, Bud Holloway, Charles Hudon, Joel Hanley, Morgan Ellis, and Mike Condon on the list of Canadiens who have made their big league debuts in 2015-16.

6:30 – Amount of ice time enjoyed by Lernout in his inaugural game before seeing his night come to an early end after suffering a lower body injury in the second period.

2 – Consecutive number of games in which the Habs have now been forced to finish a game with five defensemen in the lineup after Nathan Beaulieu left Tampa’s game early with a broken thumb.

29 – Number of games Brendan Gallagher has been forced to watch from the sidelines this season due to injuries, making his comeback on Saturday after missing the last 12 games with a lower-body injury.
3 – Number of shifts needed by Gallagher to make his presence felt on the scoresheet, potting his 19th goal of the campaign midway through the first period.

– Number of assists racked up by Hanley in seven career NHL games to date, picking up a helper on Gallagher’s opening goal to bring him to six since making the jump to the bigs.

11 – Number of goals scored by both David Desharnais and Torrey Mitchell this season, each potting goals in a second-straight game on Saturday after both finding the back of the net in Tampa on Thursday night.

1 – Number of times Mitchell has scored 11 or more goals in a season in his eight NHL seasons, setting a new career-high in that category by lighting the lamp against the Panthers.
116:53 – Amount of time Mike Condon spent between the pipes without letting anything past him in the past two games, finally seeing Jagr snap his shutout streak in the second period after recording his first career whitewash in Tampa.


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