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The Numbers Game: December 22, 2015

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

ST. PAUL – Here's a numerical look at Tuesday night's game between the Habs and the Wild.



1,738 – Number of days since an opponent last registered a hat trick on Xcel Energy Center ice, dating back to March 20, 2011, when P.K. Subban potted a trio of goals in an 8-1 rout of the Wild.

8 – Number of games Devante Smith-Pelly was forced to miss with a lower body injury, making his return to action in Minnesota after having been sidelined since December 7.

3:41 – Amount of ice time enjoyed by Tom Gilbert in the game, before leaving early in the first period with a lower body injury after playing just five shifts against the Wild.

5 – Number of shots fired by Max Pacioretty on Tuesday night, giving him 145 on the season, good enough for third in the league in that category.

3 – Number of hits dished out by Alexei Emelin in the game, helping the bruising blue-liner become the 13th player – and first Hab – to hit the century mark in that category this season.

21 – Percentage of games played by Torrey Mitchell in his career that came in a Wild sweater, having spent two seasons, from 2012 to 2014, with Minnesota, playing 103 games in that span.

4 – Number of times the Canadiens have been held to fewer than 25 shots in a game this season, including Tuesday’s low shooting affair in the Twin Cities.    

2 – Number of times the Canadiens have been forced to finish a game with five defensemen in the lineup on the current road trip, with Jeff Petry having missed the end of Saturday’s game in Dallas with an upper body injury before Gilbert saw his night come to an early end in Minnesota.

50 – Percentage of Habs goals on the current road trip that have come off the stick of Daniel Carr, who potted his third of the season and second of the trip to spoil Darcy Kuemper’s shutout bid in the third period.

- canadiens.com

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