MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at Saturday night's game against the Rangers in Montreal.
- As in the number of combined goals scored by the losing team in the last 11 regular season match-ups between the New York Rangers and Montreal Canadiens as the winning team has managed to hold their opponent to one goal or less in each of the last 11 outings.
8 – As in the number of consecutive years that the Canadiens have won the season series against the Rangers, as the Habs regular season dominance continued in 2015-16 with Montreal picking up two victories against New York in the three-game series between the two rivals this year.
750 – The number of NHL games coached by the Habs bench boss Michel Therrien across his 11-year NHL career, as the former Pittsburgh Penguins coach reached the 750 game milestone on Saturday night against the Rangers, which is good for 41st all-time amongst NHL coaches
22 – As in the number of teams against which Nathan Beaulieu has registered at least one point in his career, crossing the New York Rangers off his list with a first period assist on Lars Eller’s laser beam of a shot.
1 – The number of players in the NHL who have recorded at least one shot on goal in every single game his team has played so far this season and his name is Max Pacioretty, as the Habs captain extended his streak to 76 games by firing his first shot on net with just 2:24 remaining in the first period.
51 – Number of career points collected by Lars Eller in games occurring on Saturdays, as the Danish forward added to his totals by lighting the lamp in the first period making Saturday his most productive day of the week, miles ahead of his 31 career points obtained on Tuesdays.
20 – Phillip Danault’s shooting percentage accrued over his last ten games, as the 23-year-old Victoriaville native found the back of the net with his 1st and 10th shots on goal thanks to his late second period goal against Rangers’ netminder Antti Raanta.
14 - Number of NHL teams against which David Desharnais has obtained at least 10 career points, as the veteran pivot reached double figures against the Rangers by setting up Phillip Danault’s second period marker on Saturday night at the Bell Centre.
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