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The Numbers Game: April 5, 2016

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at Tuesday night's game against the Florida Panthers.

96 - Number of days since John Scott’s last NHL game, which occurred when the veteran was still a member of the Arizona Coyotes back on New Year ’s Eve against the Winnipeg Jets. In the 96 days since that late December night, Scott has appeared in 27 games with the St. John’s IceCaps where he picked up four goals and 85 penalty minutes.

1 – The number of players in Montreal Canadiens franchise history that have sported the number 89, as the Habs newest blue-liner Ryan Johnston made Habs history by donning a number that has never been worn, a feat that is particularly hard to replicate on a franchise with as much history as the Canadiens.

15 – The number of different blue-liners iced by the Canadiens during the 2015-16 campaign, as the Habs newest arrival Ryan Johnston added his name to a list that includes Andrei Markov, P.K. Subban, Nathan Beaulieu, Jeff Petry, Alexei Emelin, Tom Gilbert, Greg Pateryn Mark Barberio, Jarred Tinordi, Victor Bartley, Morgan Ellis, Darren Dietz, Joel Hanley et Brett Lernout.

999 – The number of games that Habs rookie Ryan Johnston needs to play in order to match Florida Panthers defenseman Brian Campbell, who suited up for his 1,000th career game on Tuesday night at the Bell Centre. The Sudbury, Ontario native is on the right path as he now has 1 career game to his credit.

6 – The number of pucks fired on net by Habs tenacious forward Brendan Gallagher in just the first period alone, as the 23-year-old added another shot in the final 40 minutes to eclipse his previous career high of seven shots in one game.

28 – The number of goals scored by Alex Galchenyuk, who entered Tuesday night’s contest tied neck-and-neck with Max Pacioretty for the team lead in goals with 27 markers this season. Which means Galchenyuk’s second period power play goal gives him sole possession of the team lead in goals with 28.

11 – The number of points amassed by sniper Alex Galchenyuk in the span of his last eleven games played on home ice in front of the Bell Centre faithful. The Habs leading goal scorer maintained his recent point-per-home-game average by thwarting Panthers netminder Roberto Luongo on the power play in the second period.


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