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The Numbers Game - December 5, 2014

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
CHICAGO- Here's a numerical look at Friday's game between the Canadiens and the Blackhawks in Chicago.

9 – Number of times the Canadiens have taken part in a Friday night game in Chicago in franchise history, now owning a record of 6-2 in those regular season games.
4,664 – Number of days since the Canadiens last won a game in Chicago, dating back to a 3-2 victory on February 27, 2002, during Michel Therrien’s first stint behind the Habs bench.
14 – Number of shots taken by the Canadiens in the first period against Chicago, four more than the 10 they registered though the first 40 minutes in Minnesota on Wednesday night.

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57 – Percentage of Brendan Gallagher’s goals this season that have opened the scoring for the Canadiens in a game, doing so for the fourth time on Friday with his seventh of the season in the opening frame.
27 – Number of times in their young careers to date in which Alex Galchenyuk and Gallagher have each picked up points on a goal, including Gallagher’s one-timer from the slot, which was perfectly teed up by his shifty linemate.

– Consecutive number of games in which Galchenyuk has amassed at least one point, now one game away from tying his career high five-game point streak from his rookie season.

– Number of Habs who have found the back of the net so far in 2014-15, with Sergei Gonchar adding his name to that list with his first of the season in the second period in Chicago.

515 – Number of players who now have scored at least one goal for the Canadiens in franchise history following Gonchar’s first as a Hab on Friday night.

24 – Consecutive number of penalties killed off by the Blackhawks before P.K. Subban snapped that streak with his bullet from the point with the man advantage in the second period.


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