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The Numbers Game: February 16, 2015

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

DETROIT – Here's a numerical look at Monday's game between the Habs and Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena.

30 - Number of career shutouts for Carey Price who passed Patrick Roy on Monday for the fifth-most clean slates in Canadiens history.

5 – Number of consecutive games the Canadiens have now won over the Red Wings since February 26, 2014. Following 2-1, 4-1 and 2-0 wins against Detroit this season, the Canadiens have outscored the Red Wings 18-9 over that span.

6:10 – Time, in minutes, of a first period stoppage of play which saw the NHL’s fourth-oldest arena undergo some quick home renovations to repair a broken pane of glass during an otherwise speedy opening 20.

8:17 – Time, in minutes, of the uninterrupted sequence which shortly followed the brief delay, as the Habs and Red Wings played from 7:05 until 15:22 in the first without a whistle before Carey Price froze the puck with a save on Danny DeKeyser.

3 – Number of shots blocked by Tom Gilbert during the first period in Detroit alone. The veteran defenseman trails only Andrei Markov in the category this season for tops among his teammates.

2,000 – Number of professional hockey games – the majority of which have come with the Habs – assistant equipment manager Patrick Langlois has now spent behind the bench.

12 – Number of minor penalties taken by Andrei Markov through 56 games since the start of the season. The veteran defenseman was sent to the box twice for a pair of hooking and crosschecking calls during the second period in Detroit.

2 – Number of consecutive games in which Jacob De La Rose has now registered at least four hits, as the 19-year-old forward continued his physical play early into his young NHL career on Monday.


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