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The Numbers Game: February 29, 2016

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

SAN JOSE - Here's a numerical look at Monday night's game against the Sharks in San Jose.

2,528 – Number of days that have elapsed since February 27, 2009, the day that the Canadiens claimed Glen Metropolit off waivers from the Philadelphia Flyers, and Metropolit went up against his former team that night. The same scenario repeated itself on February 29, 2016 when Mike Brown woke up as a member of the Sharks before being claimed by the Canadiens and suiting up against his former squad hours later.

10 – Number of times in NHL history in which the Canadiens have played a game on February 29, the last time coming back in 2008 against the Buffalo Sabres. The first time they played on that day was in 1936 against the Maroons.

14 – Number of players who’ve donned a Canadiens jersey for the first time during the 2015-16 campaign, with Mike Brown being the latest player to do so on Monday.

4 – Number of players still active in the NHL ranks who suited up during the Canadiens’ last win in Northern California dating back to November 23, 1999. They include Dainius Zubrus, Mike Ribeiro, Brad Stuart and Patrick Marleau.

1,551 – Number of days that have elapsed since Erik Cole scored the Canadiens’ last goal at the SAP Center on December 1, 2011, before Brendan Gallagher put an end to that streak with a goal in the first period against Sharks netminder Martin Jones from an impossible angle.

43 – Number of assists P.K. Subban has amassed since the start of the year, with the Norris Trophy winning rearguard now occupying second spot among the league’s rearguardS in that department by picking up a helper on Gallagher’s tally. Senators captain Erik Karlsson sits first.

8 – Number of players drafted in 2010 who’ve surpassed the 150-point mark in their respective NHL careers, with Brendan Gallagher joining the likes of Taylor Hall, Tyler Seguin and Jeff Skinner by picking up the 151st point of his career on Monday night.

10 – Number of players from the 2007 NHL Draft class who boast at least 275 points on their resumes. P.K. Subban and Max Pacioretty are on that list, both of whom picked up assists on Gallagher’s goal in San Jose.

23 – Number of Canadiens players who’ve picked up at least one point this season, with Phillip Danault adding his name to that list on Monday night by registering an assist on Torrey Mitchell’s goal in the second period.

7 – Number of goals Torrey Mitchell has scored this season, his best tally since the 2011-12 campaign when he scored nine times as a member of the Sharks. Interestingly enough, Mitchell’s seventh goal of the year came against his former club on Monday night.

2 – Number of players the Canadiens acquired on Monday who are Chicago natives, including Mike Brown and Stefan Matteau. Both forwards list the Windy City as their respective hometowns.


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