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The Numbers Game: March 2, 2016

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
ANAHEIM - Here's a numerical look at Wednesday night's game against the Ducks in Anaheim.

2:03 – Time it took Morgan Ellis to register his first career shot on goal in the NHL ranks as the 23-year-old defenseman tested Anaheim Ducks netminder John Gibson during his first shift of the night.

16 – Number of players who’ve donned the CH for the very first time during the 2015-16 campaign, with Ellis and Stefan Matteau adding their names to the list on Wednesday night at the Honda Center by suiting up against Anaheim.

2 – Number of players in the NHL this season who’ve registered at least one shot in every single one of their team’s games, including Vancouver’s Daniel Sedin and Canadiens captain Max Pacioretty. The New Canaan, CT native kept that streak alive by testing Gibson during the opening frame.

527 – Number of points defenseman Andrei Markov has managed to collect over the course of his NHL career, adding to that tally on Wednesday night with an assist on Alex Galchenyuk’s goal in the second period. That point tied the Russian rearguard with Hector “Toe” Blake for 20th spot on the Canadiens’ all-time points list.

7 – Number of times over the course of his NHL career that Andrei Markov has surpassed the 30-assist mark in a single season, accomplishing that feat once again on Wednesday night by assisting on Galchenyuk’s goal. Markov has put up over 30 assists in each of the last three seasons.

28 – Percentage of games played by defenseman Alexei Emelin this season in which he’s been particularly rough on the opposing team by dishing out at least five hits during the course of a contest. The Ducks were no exception on Wednesday night.

4 – Number of times that Michael McCarron has dropped the gloves during the 2015-16 campaign as a member of the St. John’s IceCaps, before doing the same thing on Wednesday night in Anaheim by going toe-to-toe with veteran Kevin Bieksa following a hit on Lars Eller.

17 – Number of players selected in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft who've surpassed the 150-point mark in their respective NHL careers, including P.K. Subban, Max Pacioretty and now Lars Eller after he picked up a helper in the opening frame.

4 – Number of times this season in which Alex Galchenyuk has scored more than once in a single game, leading the Canadiens in that department by a single effort over Max Pacioretty following Wednesday night’s performance.

2 – Number of NHL teams against which Alex Galchenyuk has registered a point per game over the course of his NHL career, including the Philadelphia Flyers (12 points in 11 games) and now the Anaheim Ducks (5 points in 5 games) following a two-goal performance on Wednesday night.


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