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The Numbers Game: February 6, 2016

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

MONTREAL -- Here's a numerical look at Saturday afternoon's game against the Oilers in Montreal.

25 – Number of times the Canadiens have played a two-game set during Super Bowl weekend dating back to the 1990-91 campaign. Entering Saturday afternoon’s tilt against the Edmonton Oilers, the CH boasted a 25-18-4-1 record (.573) in these back-to-back contests.

30 – Number of teams goaltender Ben Scrivens has started against over the course of his NHL career, adding the Edmonton Oilers to that list on Saturday afternoon at the Bell Centre. Scrivens, who made his fifth start for the CH, has now gone up against every team in the league.

1 – Suspended by the Canadiens early on this season before being dealt to the Oilers on Dec. 28, Zack Kassian played his first game at the Bell Centre during the 2015-16 campaign.

3 – By picking his 36th assist of the season on Brendan Gallagher’s power play goal in the opening frame, P.K. Subban registered his 40th point of the year. It’s the third straight season the Norris Trophy winning rearguard has reached that plateau.

3 – With his 36th helper of the season, Subban joined Washington Capitals sniper Evgeny Kuznetsov for third spot in the league in that category.

19 – Number of teams against which Tomas Plekanec has amassed double-digit point totals during his time in the NHL ranks, adding the Oilers to that list by collecting the primary assist on Gallagher’s first-period tally. The 33-year-old forward has three goals and 13 points in 16 games against Edmonton.

5 – When Tomas Plekanec scored his 10th goal of the season in the second period, he became the fifth player on the Canadiens’ roster to reach double-digits in goals this season. He joins Brendan Gallagher, Max Pacioretty, Alex Galchenyuk and Dale Weise.

8 – By scoring five goals against the Oilers on Saturday afternoon, the Canadiens lit the lamp at least that many times in a single game for the eighth time all year. It was also the first time Michel Therrien’s troops had done so since Jan. 1 against the Boston Bruins in the Winter Classic.

1 – Tom Gilbert scored his first goal of the season on Saturday afternoon against the Oilers, lighting the lamp for the first time since April 2, 2015 against the Detroit Red Wings.


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