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The Numbers Game: December 10, 2015

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

DETROIT - Here's a numerical look at Thursday night's game between the Canadiens and the Red Wings in Detroit.

252 – Number of days that have elapsed since Dustin Tokarski last started a regular season game for the Canadiens in goal, before finally getting the call between the pipes on Thursday night at Joe Louis Arena. Prior to the Canadiens’ 30th tilt of the 2015-16 campaign, Tokarski hadn’t seen regular season duty as a starter since April 3, 2015 in a 3-2 overtime loss to the New Jersey Devils.

108 – Number of games of AHL experience forward Charles Hudon amassed with both the Hamilton Bulldogs and St. John’s IceCaps before making his NHL debut with the Canadiens on Thursday night in Detroit. Hudon, who received his first NHL call-up on Tuesday and is in the midst of his second full campaign in the pros, has put up 30 goals and 80 points over the course of his AHL career.

849 – Number of players who’ve sported the coveted CH over the years, with Hudon adding his name to that special list on Thursday night. He joins Daniel Carr, Paul Byron, Tomas Fleischmann, Mike Condon, Bud Holloway and Alexander Semin as the other players who’ve donned the bleu-blanc-rouge for the first time at some point this year.

13 – Number of NHL arenas in which Greg Pateryn has played a regular-season game over the course of his young career, adding Joe Louis Arena to that list on Thursday night. Playing in front of friends and family, the Sterling Heights, MI native logged 11:27 of ice time in his first game since November 28 against the New Jersey Devils at the Bell Centre. Pateryn has been a healthy scratch for much of the year, playing in just his eighth game of the season.

75 – Percentage of Sven Andrighetto’s goals so far this season that represented the Canadiens’ first goal of a given game. The Swiss forward accomplished the feat once again on Thursday night, tallying during the second period to tie the score 1-1. Three of Andrighetto’s four markers on the year have opened the scoring for the CH.

13:21 – Mark of the second period on Thursday night when Charles Hudon registered the first point of his NHL career, collecting the primary assist on Andrighetto’s goal. Hudon’s wrist shot trickled past Red Wings goaltender Petr Mrazek, leaving a loose puck in the goal crease for Andrighetto to slam home.

5 – Number of shots defenseman Tom Gilbert managed to block on Thursday night. It was the third time so far this season that the University of Wisconsin alum has blocked at least five shots in a single game. It’s also the second time Gilbert has done it in the last three games.

8 – Number of goals Tomas Fleischmann scored in 66 games last season with the Florida Panthers and Anaheim Ducks. The Czech forward reached that same mark in 2015-16 in just 30 games, giving the Canadiens a 2-1 lead early in the third period


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