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The Numbers Game: March 7, 2015

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
PHOENIX – Here's a numerical look at Saturday's game between the Habs and the Coyotes on the west coast.

9 – Number of games – out of a possible 11 tilts – in which the Canadiens have collected as least one point during a visit to Arizona since the Coyotes were established back in 1996.

7 – Number of Canadiens players who’ve hit the 40-point plateau this season, tops amongst all NHL clubs during the 2014-15 campaign.

16 – Number of times in team history in which the Canadiens have registered at least 20 road wins in a single season, hitting that mark once again on Saturday night in Arizona.

6 Number of hits dished out by Canadiens defenseman Jeff Petry against the Coyotes, leading Michel Therrien’s troops in that category on Saturday night.

7 – Number of Canadiens players who’ve scored at least 10 goals this season, with Lars Eller adding his name to that list on Saturday night by lightning the lamp in the second period.

6 – Number of games it took Devante Smith-Pelly to register his first career point in a Habs uniform, picking up an assist on Eller’s 10th goal of the season during the second frame.

24 – Number of games during the 2014-15 campaign in which Canadiens sharpshooter Max Pacioretty has registered at least five shots on goal, finishing Saturday night’s contest with 33 shots on Coyotes netminder Mike Smith.

27 – Number of victories the Canadiens have registered this season when leading after 40 minutes of play. That’s the third-highest win total in the NHL in 2014-15 under those circumstances.

24 – Number of times this season that Carey Price has given up one goal or less to the opposition in a single tilt, with the Canadiens winning each and every one of those games.

27 – Number of times this season that the Canadiens have fired at least 30 shots on the opposing team’s netminder, boasting a 20-5-2 record when they manage to hit that mark.



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