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The Numbers Game - March 10, 2013

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

SUNRISE – Here's a numerical look at the Habs-Panthers matchup at the BB&T Center on Sunday night.

100 – Percentage of guys named “Colby” listed on NHL teams’ active rosters that are playing in tonight’s Habs-Panthers game in Sunrise, with Habs’ forward Colby Armstrong, tasked with trying to beat his namesake, Panthers’ defenseman Colby Robak on the attack.

113 – Number of consecutive games played by Michael Ryder in the NHL, with the winger not having missed a game since Mar. 29, 2011 and taking Brandon Prust’s place as team iron man, as Prust missed his first game since Jan. 15, 2010 on Sunday, out with a shoulder injury.

200 – Number of games played by Brian Gionta as a member of the Canadiens since the team’s captain first donned a Habs jersey on Oct. 7, 2010.

3 – Number of shots needed by the Canadiens to beat young Jacob Markstrom on Sunday night, with David Desharnais lighting the lamp on the Panther’s goalie less than two minutes into the game.

7 – Number of points picked up by hard-hitting Russian defenseman, Alexei Emelin over the course of his last seven games, adding yet another assist Sunday night early in the first period with a helper on the Habs’ opening marker.

101 – Number of goals scored by Michael Ryder in his career with the Canadiens, with the Newfoundland native returning to Montreal with 99 goals already in the bank and nabbing number 100 Sunday against the Panthers.

19 – Number of points picked up by Michael Ryder, Tomas Plekanec and Brian Gionta over the course of the team’s current road trip, with the three linemates getting on the board again Sunday night thanks to goals from Gionta and Ryder and two assists from Plekanec.

50 – Percentage of Habs games this season in which the Canadiens have scored four goals or more, with Michel Therrien’s team accomplishing the feat for the 13th time this season on Sunday. IF WIN

5 – Number of times over the course of his career that Peter Budaj has logged a sequence of four consecutive wins, with the 30-year-old goaltender adding his fourth at the BB&T Center in Sunrise.

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