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The Numbers Game - December 29, 2014

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
RALEIGH - Here's a numerical look at Monday's game between the Canadiens and the Hurricanes in Raleigh.

– Number of days since the Canadiens last lost in regulation time to the Hurricanes, dating back to February 13, 2012, owning a 6-0-2 record over that period.
23 – Consecutive number of opposing power plays snuffed out by the Canadiens’ penalty killers, going a perfect 22-for-22 in the six games prior to Monday’s tilt in Carolina before killing off another one against the Canes prior to Eric Staal's power play marker.
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4:19 – Amount of time needed by the Hurricanes to register their first shot on goal in the evening, with Andrej Sekera landing the first rubber on Carey Price’s pads after the Habs had already fired four in Cam Ward’s direction.
75 – Number of opponents now on Brandon Prust’s career fight card, making Brad Malone his latest dance partner with a fight in the first period.

15 – Number of seconds needed by Jiri Sekac to make amends for his tripping penalty, jumping out of the box and almost immediately backhanding his seventh of the year past Ward to open the scoring in the second period.

21.9 – Sekac’s shooting efficiency since arriving in the NHL, scoring his seventh goal of the campaign on his 32nd shot of the year. 

– Number of goals scored by the Canadiens in franchise history in both the NHA and NHL, beginning with a goal by Newsy Lalonde on January 19, 1910, and capped by Lars Eller scoring No. 21,000 in the second period in Raleigh.  

– Number of shots fired by Max Pacioretty in the game, expanding his team lead in that category to 124 on the season to date.

– Number of hits dished out by Dale Weise against the Canes, slipping into second place on the team in that category behind only Alexei Emelin.


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