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The Numbers Game: April 5, 2015

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
SUNRISE – Here's a numerical look at Sunday's game between the Habs and the Panthers in Florida.

5,248 – Number of days which have passed since head coach Michel Therrien first stepped behind the Canadiens bench, back on November 21, 2000 with the Panthers in town. On Sunday in Florida, nearly 15 years later but against a familiar foe, the Habs’ bench boss coached his 400th game with Montreal.

200 – Number of wins Therrien has racked up over 400 career games behind the Habs bench.

3 – Number of goaltenders in Canadiens history who have now won 42 games in a single season after Carey Price equaled the team record held by Jacques Plante and Ken Dryden on Sunday.

200 – Number of career NHL goals for Tomas Plekanec – including 10 against the Panthers – after the Czech center lit the lamp on the power play for his 24th of the season midway through the first.

2 – Number of times this season that Andrei Markov has averaged at least one point per game over a five-game span. After first achieving the feat from December 12 to 23, Markov has now repeated it over a span which began on March 26, and continued through Sunday when he registered an assist on Plekanec’s opening goal.

1:59 – Max Pacioretty’s total ice time on Sunday after being forced out of the game following a hard fall in the first that resulted in an interference penalty to Panthers defenseman Dmitry Kulikov.

43 – Number of assists registered by P.K. Subban this season, good for third-overall in the NHL, behind just Erik Karlsson and Keith Yandle who have 44 each.

25 – Percentage of his points this season that Jeff Petry has scored in the last five games, picking up at least one per game since registering his first as a Hab on March 28, also against the Panthers.

0:46 – Time it took for Brendan Gallagher to retake the Habs lead after Aaron Ekblad tied things up in the second, beating Dan Ellis with his 24th of the season.

22 – Number of Canadiens players who have scored at least one goal this season after Devante Smith-Pelly became the latest Hab to add his name to that list on Sunday.

500 – Number of Canadiens players who have scored at least one goal in franchise history after Smith-Pelly’s second-period marker also earned him that honor in the team’s history books.

14 – Number of multipoint games registered by Tomas Plekanec this season, who scored his 24th goal and 33rd assist in another two-point effort on Sunday.



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