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The Numbers Game: March 17, 2015

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

SUNRISE – Here's a numerical look at Tuesday's game between the Habs and the Panthers in Florida.


2 – Number of starts that Dustin Tokarski has made against the Florida Panthers this season. Tokarski made his 14th start of the year on Tuesday night at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, a building in which he previously earned a W back on December 30.

7 – Number of games in which Manny Malhotra was a healthy scratch before returning to the Canadiens’ lineup on Tuesday night against the Panthers. Prior to the contest in South Florida, Malhotra hadn’t suited up since March 2 against the San Jose Sharks.

49 – Number of days that elapsed since Alexei Emelin last lit the lamp before beating Florida Panthers netminder Dan Ellis during the second period on Tuesday night. Emelin’s previous marker came back on January 27 against the Dallas Stars.

2 – Number of times this season in which Brandon Prust has registered a multi-point game. The Canadiens’ No. 8 collected assists on Emelin’s tally and a marker by Jacob De La Rose on Tuesday night. He last accomplished the feat on November 8 against the Minnesota Wild.

1 – Number of short-handed goals Jacob De La Rose has on his NHL resume after beating Dan Ellis while the Canadiens were down a man during the second period on Tuesday night.

52 – Number of points that P.K. Subban has now amassed since the start of the 2014-15 campaign. By scoring his 13th goal of the season on Tuesday night, Subban joined Kristopher Letang in second place in the scoring race among NHL defensemen.

16 – Number of points that Brandon Prust has amassed this season, including Tuesday night’s multi-point effort in Sunrise. That enabled Prust to surpass his career high in points with the Canadiens set back in 2012-13 (14 points).

196 – Number of wins that Michel Therrien now boasts behind the Canadiens’ bench. By winning his 196th game on Tuesday night in Sunrise, Therrien joined Cecil Hart in fourth spot among the winningest head coaches in team history.

- canadiens.com

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