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The Numbers Game - March 16, 2013

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

NEWARK – Here's a numerical look at the matchup between the Habs and Devils at the Prudential Center on Saturday night.

812 – All-time number of players who have suited up for the Canadiens in the team’s history, now including Jarred Tinordi who made his NHL debut on Saturday night.

5 – Number of Habs players who have measured in at 6-foot-6 or taller, with Tinordi adding his name to the list that also includes Peter Popovic, Ryan O’Byrne, Alex Henry and Hal Gill.

198 – Number of games played by the Canadiens since the last time the team dressed a player wearing No.42, with Tinordi becoming the first Hab to don the digits since Dominic Moore in the 2010 Playoffs.

5 – Number of times since October 1993 that the Canadiens have made the trip to New Jersey and faced a goaltender other than Martin Brodeur.

Colby's first as a Hab

503 – Number of players who have scored a goal as a member of the Canadiens in franchise history, with Colby Armstrong becoming the last Hab to find the back of the net with his first of the season on Saturday night.

75 – Percentage of games since the start of the 2012-13 season in which the Canadiens have opened the scoring, going up 1-0 on their opponents for the 21st time in 28 games so far this year.

9,212 – Number of days since Mark Tinordi registered his first career NHL point, an assist against the New Jersey Devils on December 26, 1987, 26 years before son Jarred also picked up his first career point against the same club.

7:49– Amount of ice time enjoyed by Mike Blunden in his return to Montreal after being called up on Friday and making the whirlwind trek from The Rock to The Rock in time for the morning skate.

19 – Number of faceoffs won by Tomas Plekanec in the game, a season-high for the speedy center.

393 – Number of minutes the Canadiens spent in fourth place in the conference, dropping momentarily following the Penguins’ and Bruins’ matinee wins before reclaiming their spot back on top of the East with a win in Newark.

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