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The Numbers Game - March 27, 2014

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

DETROIT - Here's a numerical look at the Habs-Red Wings game at the Joe Louis Arena on Thursday night.

24 – Number of years that have elapsed since the Canadiens last visited Detroit twice in a single season. The last time the bleu-blanc-rouge set foot on Joe Louis Arena ice on multiple occasions in one year was during the 1990-91 campaign.

40 – Number of times the Canadiens have scored the game’s opening goal during a given tilt thus far this season, with Tomas Plekanec adding to that tally by beating Red Wings netminder Jimmy Howard at the 5:14 mark of the first period on Thursday night in Detroit.

6 – Number of times Plekanec has reached the 20-goal plateau over the course of his NHL career. The Czech centerman hit that mark by notching his second goal of the game during the opening frame on Thursday night at Joe Louis Arena.

12 – Number of multi-point games P.K. Subban has registered during the 2013-14 campaign, including Thursday night’s tilt in Detroit. Subban assisted on both of Plekanec’s markers during the opening frame.

71 – Percentage of goals scored by David Desharnais that have come on the road this season as the centerman picked up his 10th goal of the year away from the friendly confines of the Bell Centre during the second period on Thursday night. Desharnais now boasts 14 goals in 2013-14.

33 – Number of goals Max Pacioretty has scored this season, matching a career-high the power forward set during the 2011-12 campaign. Pacioretty lit the lamp on Thursday night in the third period to give the Canadiens a 4-3 lead.

1,947 – Number of days that have elapsed since the Canadiens had last registered a win in Detroit, putting an end to that streak on Thursday night with a 5-4 win over the Red Wings. The Habs, who hadn’t won in the Motor City since Nov. 26, 2008, picked up their fourth straight victory in the process.

4 – Number of times the Canadiens have rattled off at least four straight wins over the course of the 2013-14 campaign, hitting that mark once again on Thursday night with the a victory over the Red Wings.

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