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The Numbers Game: December 17, 2015

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at Thursday night's game against the Los Angeles Kings at the Bell Centre.

19 – Spot Tomas Plekanec now occupies on the Canadiens’ all-time games played list – alongside Jean-Claude Tremblay – after suiting up his for his 794th career game with the CH on Thursday night against the Los Angeles Kings. Plekanec, who made his NHL debut back in 2003-04, is in the midst of his 11th full season with the Canadiens.

2 – Number of games – out of the 433 he’s taken part in since joining the NHL ranks in 2007-08 – that Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick has played in at the Bell Centre. Before hitting the ice at the Canadiens’ home rink on Thursday night, Quick had only made one career start in Montreal. That came back on January 31, 2009.

5 – Number of shots Dale Weise registered in the first period alone on Thursday night, peppering Quick time and again during the opening 20 minutes of play. The 27-year-old winger ended up finishing the game with eight shots on goal. It marked the third time so far this season that Weise managed to generate at least five shots in a single contest.

3:58 – Ice time that defenseman Nathan Beaulieu logged on the power play on Thursday night. Entering the contest, Beaulieu had averaged just 64 seconds per outing while the Canadiens were up a man.

3 – Number of Canadiens players who didn’t manage to register a shot on goal on Thursday night, as the bleu-blanc-rouge made every effort to put the puck on the Kings’ net. Only Sven Andrighetto, Alexei Emelin and Nathan Beaulieu didn’t put anything up in the shot department.

7– Number of hits Paul Byron dished out on Thursday night, setting a new single-game high for his career. Byron had managed to dish out at least five hits in a game on five previous occasions during his time in the NHL ranks.

45 – Number of shots the Canadiens managed to amass on Jonathan Quick on Thursday night, setting a new season-high that eclipsed the 42-shot effort they strung together against the Ottawa Senators last Saturday.

4 – Number of times so far during the 2015-16 campaign that the Canadiens have managed to generate at least 40 shots on goal in a single game, accomplishing that feat once again on Thursday night.

- canadiens.com

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