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The Numbers Game - Dec. 4, 2010

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
MONTREAL -- Here's a numerical look at the Canadiens-Sharks afternoon match-up at the Bell Centre.

146 – Number of afternoon games played by Roman Hamrlik in his 18-year NHL career, the most of any Habs player.

Highlights from the Canadiens-Sharks game
76 – Number of points amassed by Scott Gomez in 96 career matinee affairs.

39 – Number of times throughout the team’s 101-year history that the Canadiens have played on December 4, posting a 16-8-5 record on the club’s birthday to date.

7 – Number of players in the lineup for the Habs who have played more than five career games against the Sharks.

671 – Number of days since current Habs Iron Man Josh Gorges last missed a game, on the ice for the opening puck drop against the Sharks after being a game-time decision for Saturday’s contest.
2910 – Number of days since the San Jose Sharks last left Montreal with a win over the Canadiens, beating the Habs 3-1 at the Bell Centre just under 8 years ago.

3 – Consecutive number of games in which Mathieu Darche has registered at least one point, racking up two goals and two assists in that span.

0 – Number of saves made by Sharks netminder Antti Niemi in the first 12 minutes of play, with Darche beating the 2009-10 Stanley Cup champ on the only shot fired his way in that span.

100 – Percentage of the Canadiens’ shots in the first period generated by the Pouliot–Eller–Darche line, with Mathieu Darche scoring on his only shot.

0 – Number of Habs whose average shift length was over 1:00 in the match-up, compared with five members of the Sharks including Dany Heatley, Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau, Dan Boyle and Marc-Edouard Vlasic.

0 – Number of times the Canadiens’ power play had an opportunity to go to work on Saturday, with the well-behaved Sharks managing to stay out of the penalty box for an entire 60 minutes.

16 – League-leading number of wins registered by Carey Price so far this season, with the All-Star netminder posting a 16-7-2 record through 25 starts.


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