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The Numbers Game: March 31, 2016

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

TAMPA - Here's a numerical look at Thursday night's game against the Lightning in Tampa.

400 – Number of NHL games played by David Desharnais in his career to date, accounting for 8.3 percent of the combined experience in the Canadiens’ lineup on Thursday night when he hit the milestone against the Lightning.

42 – Number of defensemen in Canadiens history who have played 300 or more games with the team, a list that now includes Alexei Emelin after the Russian blue-liner suited up for career game No. 300 on Thursday night.

10 – Number of Habs players who have scored 10 or more goals this season, with Desharnais and Torrey Mitchell both hitting double digits with goals against the Lightning.

5 – Consecutive number of seasons in which Desharnais has hit the 10-goal plateau after pouncing on a first-period rebound against the Lightning.

3 – Number of times Sven Andrighetto has registered points in three consecutive games in his young career so far, picking up an assist on Desharnais’ goal to record his fourth point in a three-game span.

9 – Number of shifts played by Nathan Beaulieu in the game, seeing his night come to an early end after suffering an upper-body injury in the first period.

– Number of times Mitchell has scored 10 goals in a season, tying the career-high he set in his rookie season in San Jose on Thursday with his 10th goal of the 2015-16 campaign.

1 – Number of times Darren Dietz has dropped the gloves in the NHL, squaring off with Jonathan Marchessault in the second period for his first career NHL fight.

532 – Number of days since Alexei Emelin last enjoyed a multi-point game, picking up two assists on Thursday for the first time since October 16, 2014, to bring him to 11 points on the current season.


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