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The Numbers Game: January 5, 2016

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

PHILADELPHIA - Here's a numerical look at Tuesday night's game on the road against the Flyers.

50 -- Percentage of the Canadiens’ regular season schedule which is now in the books, following Game #41 in Philadelphia. With 117 goals scored so far this season the Habs have already tallied six more goals than they did at the midway mark of 2014-15, but have seven less points in the standings despite sitting second in the Atlantic Division after 41 games for the second year in a row.

3 -- Number of years Daniel Carr played alongside Flyers defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere at Union College in the NCAA, eventually winning the 2014 collegiate championship together at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The two rookies faced each other for the first time on Tuesday, the former playing in his 14th NHL game and the latter in his 22nd.

11 -- Number of career points (4G-7A) -- including his most recent first-period marker on Tuesday -- Alex Galchenyuk has registered over nine meetings with the Flyers, making him the only current Hab to enjoy a points-per-game average above 1.00 against Philly.

0.478 -- Percentage of all-time meetings between Montreal and Philadelphia the Flyers have come out on top of. The Habs are one of only two teams -- Boston is the other -- to enjoy a win percentage above 0.500 against Philly.

14,016 -- Number of kilometers traveled by the Canadiens over the team’s longest road trip of the season, which began in Dallas on December 19, and spanned eight cities, ending in Philadelphia on Tuesday.

2 -- Rank occupied by Brendan Gallagher -- tied with Dale Weise -- among the Habs’ top goalscorers. Despite being sidelined for 17 games with a hand injury, Gallagher now has 11 goals to his credit this season.

4 -- Number of consecutive games with at least one point for captain Max Pacioretty, who earned an assist on Gallagher’s second-period goal. After picking up just two points between December 3 to 22, Pacioretty now has five (2G-3A) in his last four outings.


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