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The Numbers Game: February 12, 2015

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
MONTREAL – Here's a numerical look at the game between the Habs and Oilers at the Bell Centre on Thursday night.

24 – Number of points separating former Sarnia Sting teammates Nail Yakupov and Alex Galchenyuk so far in their young careers after being drafted first and third overall, respectively, at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, with Galchenyuk bettering his buddy by a 94-70 margin to date.

The Birthday Boy Snipes!

1 – Number of goals scored by Christian Thomas in his NHL career, wiring his inaugural marker past Viktor Fasth in his 15th career NHL game.

21 – Number of candles being lit on Galchenyuk’s post-game cake, after celebrating his 21st birthday with a second period goal against the Oilers.

751 – Number of days since Galchenyuk and Brendan Gallagher recorded their first NHL points on the same night, on January 22, 2013, just over two years before Thomas and Jacob De La Rose picked up their respective firsts on the opening goal of the night against Edmonton.

2 – Number of NHL teams against whom P.K. Subban has scored over a point per game, including the Minnesota Wild [11 points in six games] and the Oilers, after picking up his ninth and 10th points in his eighth career game against Edmonton with a pair of assists on Thursday.

– Number of players who have recorded at least one point with the Canadiens this season, with De La Rose and Thomas bolstering that number by two on Thursday night.

2 – Number of Habs who have scored on their birthdays this year, with Galchenyuk following Max Pacioretty’s marker on his 26th birthday on November 20.

6 – Number of points racked up by Pacioretty in his last five games, scoring his 25th goal of the season to give the Habs a 3-2 lead midway through the third period.

8 – Number of multi-point games enjoyed by Subban this year, leading the team with 27 assists in 54 games after his pair of helpers against the Oilers.

– Number of times the Habs have needed extra time to decide a winner this season, going past regulation on Thursday for a 13th time in 2014-15.



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