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The Numbers Game: March 3, 2016

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

LOS ANGELES - Here's a numerical look at Thursday night's game against the Kings in Los Angeles.

19 – Number of games Ben Scrivens played in a Los Angeles Kings uniform during the 2013-14 campaign. Scrivens started against his former club on Thursday night at Staples Center.

5 – Number of games Mike Brown has played against the Kings alone this season, including Thursday night’s tilt in Los Angeles. Brown saw the Kings quite a bit as a member of the San Jose Sharks before being claimed off waivers by the Canadiens at the trade deadline.

10:04 – Time that elapsed in the opening frame before Michel Therrien’s troops managed to put Kings netminder Jonathan Quick to the test. Torrey Mitchell registered the Canadiens’ first shot on goal with a little over 10 minutes remaining in the first period.

16 – Number of goals the Canadiens have scored this season in which the defensive duo of P.K. Subban and Andrei Markov have both been involved. On Thursday night, Markov set up Subban perfectly for a slap shot that beat Quick late in the opening frame.

94 – Number of points Andrei Markov has managed to amass over the course of his career in the month of March alone, his most productive month of the year. The Russian rearguard picked up his 32nd assist of the season on Subban’s tally in Los Angeles.

21.3 – Percentage of the points the Canadiens have picked up this season that were amassed by defensemen P.K. Subban (50) and Andrei Markov (37), with the pair accounting for 87 of the 408 points the team has managed to put up since early October.

5 – Number of times over the course of his NHL career that Greg Pateryn has dished out five hits or more in the same night. Pateryn did just that on Thursday night for the first time this year.

3 – Number of times over the course of the last three seasons that P.K. Subban has hit the 50-point plateau, accomplishing that feat once again on Thursday night with a two-point effort.


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