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The Numbers Game: January 16, 2016

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

ST. LOUIS -- Here's a numerical look at Saturday night's game against the Blues in St. Louis.

563 – Number of games that Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin (328) and his assistant Scott Mellanby (235) played with the St. Louis Blues over the course of their respective careers combined. Bergevin spent six seasons in Missouri, while Mellanby spent four years in the area. Bergevin scored five goals and picked up 28 points in a St. Louis uniform, while Mellanby amassed 62 goals and 137 points.

249 – Number of days that have elapsed since Jacob De La Rose suited up for the Canadiens back on May 12. The Swedish forward was recalled from the AHL’s St. John’s IceCaps on Friday and took part in his first game with the big club since the CH was eliminated by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the second round of the playoffs.

17 – Number of shots the Canadiens managed to generate during the first period alone on Saturday night with Brendan Gallagher and Alex Galchenyuk leading the way with four shots each. Despite their best efforts, though, the Canadiens couldn’t put the puck past Blues netminder Brian Elliott, who helped St. Louis skate to the dressing room with a 1-0 lead.

– Number of goals P.K. Subban has scored in his last three games after registering the Canadiens’ opening tally on Saturday night at Scottrade Center. Subban’s point blast found a way past Blues netminder Brian Elliott at 3:41 of the second period to tie things up 1-1. It was the former Norris Trophy winner’s third goal of the season.

405 – Number of assists Andrei Markov has amassed in a Canadiens uniform over the course of his NHL career, adding to that tally by picking up the primary assist on Subban’s marker. Markov is now just one assist back of tying Guy Lapointe for 10th spot on the franchise’s all-time assist list.  

30 – Number of shots the Canadiens fired on Elliott after exactly 30 minutes of play on Saturday night, averaging at least one shot per minute at the half-way point in the game.

6 – Number of games this season in which the Canadiens have registered at least 40 shots on goal, including Saturday night's tilt in St. Louis. The Canadiens fired a season-high 49 shots on Elliott during the contest.


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