UNIONDALE – Here's a numerical look at Saturday's game between the Habs and the Islanders at Nassau Coliseum.
79 – Number of times the Canadiens and the Islanders have met over the years at Nassau Coliseum. It will be the final regular season meeting between the two teams in Uniondale as the franchise will make the move to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn for the 2015-16 campaign and beyond.
37-33-6-3 – The Canadiens’ all-time regular season record at Nassau Coliseum, including Saturday night’s contest against the Islanders. Their first visit to the building was back on October 24, 1972,
7 – Number of NHL teams defenseman Greg Pateryn has faced over the course of his NHL career, adding the New York Islanders to that list on Saturday night. Pateryn, who was recalled from the AHL’s Hamilton Bulldogs on Friday, made his first appearance with the CH since February 28. He had previously suited up against the Blue Jackets, the Panthers, the Senators, the Blues, the Lightning and the Maple Leafs.
7 – Number of 20-goal campaigns Tomas Plekanec has registered over the course of his NHL career, reaching that mark once again by scoring his 20th goal of the season on Saturday night against the Islanders. Plekanec completed a perfect passing play that involved both Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau and Alex Galchenyuk. He joins Howie Morenz and Stephane Richer with seven 20-goal seasons in Montreal.
2 – Number of short-handed goals Max Pacioretty has scored in as many games for the Canadiens, picking up another shorty during the second period on Saturday night at Nassau Coliseum. Pacioretty was the recipient of a tape-to-tape feed from Lars Eller before beating a helpless Michal Neuvirth.
17 – Number of goals Tomas Plekanec has registered against the Islanders over the course of his NHL career, the most goals he’s potted against any single team in the League.
Notebook - March 13, 2015
Righting the course
The Montreal Canadiens announce the transfer of the Hamilton Bulldogs to St.John's, Newfoundland