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The Numbers Game: April 9, 2016

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at Saturday night's season finale against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

200 – Number of games Paul Byron has played over the course of his NHL career, including Saturday night’s contest against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Bell Centre. Byron, who claimed the Jacques Beauchamp-Molson Trophy earlier in the day as the Canadiens’ “unsung hero” this season, previously suited up for the Buffalo Sabres and Calgary Flames before being claimed off waivers in early October.

26 – Number of games Brian Flynn missed with a lower-body injury before returning to the Canadiens’ lineup on Saturday night against the Lightning.

4 – Numbers of players who played all 82 games for the Canadiens during the 2015-16 campaign, including Alex Galchenyuk, Tomas Plekanec, Max Pacioretty and Andrei Markov.

3 – Number of consecutive seasons in which Brendan Gallagher has reached the 20-assist plateau, accomplishing that feat once again on Saturday night by feeding Alex Galchenyuk for the game’s opening goal.

14 – Percentage of the goals the Canadiens have scored this season that have come off the stick of Alex Galchenyuk, with No. 27 adding to that tally with his 29th goal of the season during the opening frame before scoring his 30th goal of the season in the middle period.

20 – Spot Tomas Plekanec now occupies on the Canadiens’ all-time goal scoring list after notching his 14th goal of the season - and 216th tally of his career - on Saturday night, pushing him past both Elmer Lach and Ralph Backstrom in the process.

0 – Number of fights Paul Byron had registered on his NHL resume before dropping the gloves with Lightning forward Vladislav Namestnikov during the second period on Saturday night.

423 – Number of assists defenseman Andrei Markov has collected over the course of his NHL career, adding another two helpers to his resume on Saturday night to surpass Maurice Richard (421) and take sole possession of eighth place on the Canadiens’ all-time assist list.

Number of multi-point games Max Pacioretty has registered during the 2015-16 campaign, including Saturday night's tilt against the Lightning. Pacioretty is ahead of Alex Galchenyuk (12) in that department, with both players putting their names on the scoresheet more than once in the Canadiens' regular-season finale.

57 – Number of days that have elapsed since Alex Galchenyuk celebrated his 22nd birthday, with the Canadiens' sniper becoming the third-youngest player in team history to reach the 30-goal plateau in a single season behind Stephane Richer and Bernard Geoffrion who did it at the age of 21.

303 – Number of shots on goal Max Pacioretty managed to register this season, good for third spot in the NHL behind just Alex Ovechkin and Brent Burns.


Game Highlights: Canadiens vs. Lightning
Paul Byron voted the 2015-16 Jacques Beauchamp-Molson Trophy recipient
Alex Galchenyuk named the Canadiens' 2015-16 Molson Cup Player of the Year

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