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The Numbers Game: March 5, 2015

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

LOS ANGELES – Here's a numerical look at Thursday's game between the Habs and the Kings on the west coast.

8 – Number of consecutive games in which defenseman Mike Weaver was a healthy scratch before the veteran rearguard returned to the Canadiens’ lineup on Thursday night in Los Angeles. Weaver took Sergei Gonchar’s spot on the back end.

16 – Number of different teams goaltender Dustin Tokarski has gone up against over the course of his NHL career, adding the Los Angeles Kings to that list on Thursday night at STAPLES Center.

35 – Number of times since the 1968-69 campaign that a Canadiens player has amassed at least 250 shots in a single season, as Max Pacioretty hit that plateau for the third time in his career on Thursday night.

4 – Number of consecutive seasons in which Tom Gilbert has scored three goals, matching that mark once again on Thursday night with his third goal of the 2014-15 campaign with a sweet finish that turned Kings netminder Jonathan Quick inside out.

6 – Number of Canadiens players who’ve hit the 40-point mark this season, with David Desharnais adding his name to that list on Thursday night courtesy of his assist on Gilbert’s tally.

94 – Number of seconds that elapsed between Gilbert’s goal and Brendan Gallagher’s second period tally that tied the game at two goals apiece. Tomas Plekanec and P.K. Subban picked up assists on Gallagher’s 18th goal of the campaign.

8 – Number of hits dished out by Devante Smith-Pelly on Thursday night in Los Angeles, a new season-high for the Canadiens’ winger. Smith-Pelly had previously racked up seven hits back on February 10 against the Panthers.



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