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The Numbers Game: March 24, 2016

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

DETROIT - Here's a numerical look at Thursday night's game against the Red Wings in Detroit.

14 -- Number of kilometers separating Grosse Pointe, MI, the hometown of Canadiens forward Michael McCarron, and Joe Louis Arena, the building in which he grew up watching Red Wings games with his parents.

40+ -- Number of family members and friends McCarron had in attendance on Thursday for his Michigan homecoming.

33 -- Percentage of the Canadiens’ starting lineup on Thursday hailing from the Detroit area, as McCarron and Sterling Heights native Greg Pateryn were both on the ice for the opening face off.

17 -- Number of consecutive games David Desharnais had missed due to a lower body injury suffered on February 15 in Arizona, before returning to the lineup on Thursday.

10 -- Number of goals Paul Byron has scored this season, following his third-period marker in Detroit. The 26-year-old forward hit double-digits for the first time in his six-year NHL career on Thursday.

7:03 -- Number of minutes it took the Canadiens to score three unanswered goals in the third period on Thursday, after being blanked through the game's opening 40.

20 -- Number of combined hits Mike Brown has dished out over his last five games, including four in Detroit.

3 -- Number of consecutive games in which goaltender Ben Scrivens has faced 40+ shots, following 44 and 43 shot outings in Ottawa and Buffalo respectively.

290 -- Number of games former Canadiens winger André Pronovost, who was in attendance on Thursday, played with the Habs between 1957 and 1961. Pronovost is the grandfather of current Red Wings forward and Longueuil, QC native Anthony Mantha, who got to face his hometown team in just his fifth NHL game.


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