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The Numbers Game: January 17, 2016

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

CHICAGO -- Here's a numerical look at Sunday night's game against the Blackhawks at the United Center in Chicago.

300 – Number of games Dale Weise has played over the course of his NHL career, including Sunday night’s tilt at the United Center in Chicago. Almost half of Weise’s games – 138, to be exact – have come in a Canadiens uniform. Drafted by the New York Rangers in 2008, Weise has put up 34 goals and 79 points since debuting in the NHL ranks in 2010-11.

2 – Number of shots it took Michel Therrien’s troops to beat Blackhawks netminder Corey Crawford on Sunday night as Lars Eller found the back of the net at 6:16 of the opening frame to tie the score 1-1. Eller snapped an 18-game goalless drought with his eighth goal of the 2015-16 campaign, capitalizing on a rebound off of a Jeff Petry shot.

4 – Number of teams against whom Lars Eller has yet to score a goal, crossing the Blackhawks off that list on Sunday night. The 26-year-old Dane remains scoreless against just the Tampa Bay Lightning, San Jose Sharks, Nashville Predators and the Colorado Avalanche.

4 – Number of double-digit assist campaigns Jeff Petry has managed to amass over the course of his NHL career, reaching that mark once again on Sunday night at the United Center by picking up his 10th helper of the year. Petry, who is in his first full season with the Canadiens, had a career-high 23 assists in 2011-12 as a member of the Edmonton Oilers.

6 – Number of consecutive games in which Alexei Emelin has registered at least four hits in a single contest, including Sunday night's tilt in Chicago. The Russian rearguard picked up another five hits against the Blackhawks, throwing his weight around during the Canadiens' lone regular season visit to Illinois.

31 – Number of hits the Canadiens amassed on Sunday night, 20 more than Joel Quenneville's contingent managed to dish out during the game. Only Andrei Markov and Mark Barberio failed to put up a number in that department.

5-4-1 – The Canadiens’ record this season when they play the second game of a back-to-back set of games, including Sunday night’s contest in the Windy City.


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