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The Numbers Game - Nov. 8, 2011

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

MONTREAL – Here's a numerical look at the showdown between the Oilers and the Canadiens at the Bell Centre on Tuesday night.

11 – Number of first-rounders in the Oilers’ lineup on Tuesday night, eight of whom were originally drafted by Edmonton.

4 – Number of 2011 draft picks currently playing in the NHL, including Avalanche forward Gabriel Landeskog, Devils blue-liner Adam Larsson, Flyers forward Sean Couturier and Oilers forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.

4 – Number of hits dished out by Alexei Emelin in the outing, bringing his season total to 18 in just seven games. The Russian blue-liner suited up for his first game since October 22 on Tuesday night.

71 – Percentage of draws won by Petteri Nokelainen against the Oilers, adding to his team-high 56.7% efficiency in the faceoff circle.

2 – Number of current Habs who once played for the Oilers, including Jaroslav Spacek and Erik Cole who combined for 118 games with Edmonton.

6 – Number of players in the Oilers’ lineup born in the 1990s, including 2011 first-overall pick Nugent-Hopkins.

13 – Number of games out of a possible 14 this season in which P.K. Subban has played at least 20 minutes; the only time Subban failed to hit the benchmark was on October 27 against Boston when the sophomore blue-liner played 19:05 despite spending nine minutes in the box.

0 – Number of movies made starring Oilers defenseman Corey Potter, compared to the eight feature films made by fellow Potter, Harry.

6 – Number of goals scored by Max Pacioretty so far this season, edging out Andrei Kostitsyn for the team lead in that category.

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