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The Numbers Game – March 8, 2014

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
SAN JOSE -- Here's a numerical look at the Canadiens-Sharks game at the SAP Center on Saturday night.

451 – Number of games played by Douglas Murray as a member of the Sharks over the course of eight seasons in San Jose, returning to his old stomping grounds on Saturday night for the first time since leaving for Pittsburgh at the trade deadline last year.

5,833 – Number of days since Daniel Briere made his NHL debut with the Phoenix Coyotes on March 19, 1998, suiting up for his 900th career NHL game on Saturday night against the Sharks.

7 – Consecutive number of losses suffered by the Canadiens in San Jose, a streak that dates back to March 2001.

6 – Number of seasons – out of a possible nine in the NHL – in which Peter Budaj has seen action in at least 20 games, hitting the benchmark in 2013-14 during Saturday’s game against the Sharks.

4 –Number of times Michel Therrien has had to use two different netminders in a game this season, calling on Dustin Tokarski to fill in for Budaj following the Sharks’ second goal of the game in the second period.

103:06 – Number of minutes Tokarski has spent defending the Canadiens’ net so far in his career, coming in to relieve Budaj in the second period after winning in a shootout in Anaheim on Wednesday night. 

3 – Number of times Jarred Tinordi has dropped the gloves in the regular season in his NHL career, going toe-to-toe with Raffi Torres after the Sharks winger landed a dangerous hit on Lars Eller a few feet from the boards.

5 – Number of hits registered by Murray in his return to San Jose, having led the Sharks in that category for three of his seasons in San Jose.


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