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The Numbers Game: December 28, 2015

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

TAMPA BAY - Here's a numerical look at Monday night's game between the Habs and the Lightning.

230 – Number of days that have elapsed since the Canadiens and Lightning last went head-to-head prior to Monday night’s tilt at Amalie Arena in Tampa. Back on May 12, the two teams met in a playoff game in the Sunshine State. Tampa Bay and Montreal squared off for the first time during the 2015-16 campaign on Monday night.

103 – Number of regular season games defenseman Mark Barberio played in the NHL entering Monday night’s game in Tampa, all of which came during his time as a member of the Lightning between 2012 and 2015. Barberio, who was recalled from the AHL’s St. John’s IceCaps on Sunday afternoon, made his Canadiens debut at Amalie Arena.

7:02 – Time expired in the opening period on Monday night before the Lightning managed to register their first shot on netminder Mike Condon. The Canadiens had amassed nine shots on Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop by then, peppering him with shots from a variety of angles.

21 – Number of consecutive games in which Tomas Plekanec failed to find the back of the net before doing just that on Monday night with his eighth goal of the season. Plekanec opened the scoring by completing a perfect passing play from P.K. Subban. His last goal came back on November 7 against the Boston Bruins.

6 – Number of consecutive games in which the Canadiens surrendered the game’s first goal before snapping that streak on Monday night with Plekanec’s goal at the 15:58 mark of the first period. Michel Therrien’s troops hadn’t taken a 1-0 lead on their opponents since December 12 in a 3-1 win over the Ottawa Senators at the Bell Centre.

1 – Sven Andrighetto registered his first assist of the season on Monday night, picking up the secondary helper on Plekanec’s goal. Of the eight points Andrighetto has amassed since the start of his NHL career, only two have been assists.


4 – Alex Galchenyuk upped his point streak to four straight games on Monday night by lighting the lamp during the second period to give the Canadiens a 2-1 lead. It marks Galchenyuk’s second-longest point streak since the start of the season.

- canadiens.com

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