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The Numbers Game: February 27, 2016

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at Saturday night's game against the Maple Leafs at the Bell Centre.

7 - The total number of players involved in trades made by the Canadiens and the Maple Leafs in the last 48 hours, as the Habs completed a three-player trade with the Chicago Blackhawks acquiring Philip Danault in exchange for Dale Weise and Tomas Fleischmann, while the Leafs made a four-player swap with the San Jose Sharks.

9 - The number of new faces in Michel Therrien’s lineup on Saturday night that were not dressed in the regular season opener on October 6, 2015 against the Maple Leafs, including; Paul Byron, Jacob de la Rose, Sven Andrighetto, Greg Pateryn, Mark Barberio, Victor Bartley, Philip Danault, Michael McCarron and Ben Scrivens.

1 - The number of times Michael McCarron and Phillip Danault have played a home game as members of the Montreal Canadiens, as both players made their Bell Centre debuts on Saturday night against the Maple Leafs.

38 -
The number of players in Canadiens history that have donned the number 24, including Philip Danault who suited up for his first career game with Montreal on Saturday night, adding his name to a list of Habs greats who sported the same digits, such as; Serge Savard (1967), Chris Chelios (1984-1990) and Lyle Odelein (1991-1996).

3 – The number of goals registered by Alex Galchenyuk in his last two games, as the 21-year-old lit the lamp against the Maple Leafs on Saturday night after adding two goals to his total on Wednesday night against the Washington Capitals.

15:48 -  The amount of time that elapsed in between two video reviews performed by the officiating crew on Saturday night, as Brendan Gallagher’s goal was waved off just 15 minutes and 48 seconds after the Canadiens had a goal by Alex Galchenyuk upheld at 7:01 of the first period.

1 – The number of career points amassed by big Michael McCarron as the Canadiens former first-rounder registered his first point in the National Hockey League after earning an assist on Devante Smith-Pelly’s 2nd period marker.

1:44 – The total amount of time that elapsed in between Max Pacioretty’s two third period goals at the Bell Centre on Saturday night, as the captain lit the lamp with an incredible shot at the 6:23 mark before chipping in his second goal of the night just 1:44 later.


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