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The Numbers Game: April 9, 2015

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

MONTREAL – Here's a numerical look at Thursday's game between the Habs and the Red Wings at the Bell Centre.

6 – Consecutive number of Molson Cup honors won by Carey Price this season, making it a clean sweep for the All-Star netminder, who was the first star in October, Novemeber, December, January, February and March. 

149 – Consecutive number of games played by Max Pacioretty prior to suffering an upper body injury in Florida on Sunday night that will keep him out for the remainder of the regular season, snapping a streak that dated back to November 1, 2013, second only to P.K. Subban’s current 204-game Iron Man streak.
Petry goes five hole

13 – Number of years since Saku Koivu made his return to action on April 9, 2002, after a battle with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. The Canadiens punched their ticket to the playoffs that night with a 4-3 win over the Ottawa Senators.

17 – Rank occupied by Andrei Markov on the team’s games played leaderboard, beating out Ralph Backstrom by suiting up for his 845th career game as a Hab.

9 – Number of Habs who have hit double digits in goals this season, a list that now includes Markov, who wired a one-timer past Jimmy Howard to tie the game at one in the first period.

6 – Number of times Markov has scored 10 or more goals in season his 14-year career to date.

6 – Consecutive number of games in which Jeff Petry has picked up at least one point, piling up three goals – including a five-hole beauty in the second period – and three assists in that span. 

64 – Percentage of faceoffs won by Torrey Mitchell in the game, winning seven of his 11 draws on Thursday night.

22 – Number of times the Habs have needed overtime to determine a winner this season, having gone 11-10 in OT prior to Thursday’s game against Detroit.

43 – Number of wins registered by Carey Price this season, setting a new franchise record for single-season victories, surpassing Ken Dryden and Jacques Plante in the team’s record books thanks to his performance on Thursday night. 

4 – Number of times the Canadiens beat the Red Wings this season, doing so for the first time since 1926-27, the Wings’ first year in the league when they went by the Detroit Cougars.

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