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The Numbers Game: March 21, 2015

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
MONTREAL – Here's a numerical look at Saturday's game between the Habs and the Sharks in Montreal.

1,206 – Number of days which had passed since the Canadiens last scored a goal against the Sharks prior to Saturday night. Former Hab Erik Cole was the last Montreal player to beat a San Jose netminder back on December 1, 2011, until Tomas Plekanec snapped the three-year scoreless streak with his 22nd of the season.

100 – Number of career NHL points for Alex Galchenyuk, who hit triple digits on Saturday while setting up Plekanec’s opening goal in the first.

25 – Number of career games Tom Gilbert has now played against the Sharks – second-most among his teammates behind just Manny Malhotra – thanks to his time spent with the Oilers and the Wild in the West. In 25 games, Gilbert has registered one goal and seven assists versus the Sharks.

7.8% – Percentage of career games former Anaheim Ducks forward Devante Smith-Pelly has played against the Sharks – the team he has met most often over the course of his four years in the NHL so far – picking up a trio of assists at the expense of his former Pacific Division rivals.

16 – Number of times the Sharks have visited Montreal since joining the NHL in 1992. Despite their recent scoring woes opposite San Jose, the Habs have nevertheless had the upper hand when welcoming the Sharks to La Belle Province, winning 11 games at the Bell Centre and Forum combined since an inaugural 6-1 win on February 12, 1992.

6 – Number of hits dished out by Alexei Emelin on Saturday night, as the 28-year-old defenseman made his presence felt by the Sharks in just his second game back at the Bell Centre since being sidelined with an upper body injury on February 18.

4 – Number of consecutive games between the Habs and Sharks which have now ended in a shutout. After being blanked on three-straight occasions dating back to December 1, 2011, the Canadiens turned the tables on San Jose with their own 2-0 effort at the Bell Centre on Saturday.

40 – Number of wins this season for Habs goaltender Carey Price, who following Saturday’s game now sits just three wins shy of the all-time team record (42) held by both Jacques Plante and Ken Dryden.


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