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The Numbers Game: November 01, 2015

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
MONTREAL – Here's a numerical look at Sunday night's game between the Canadiens and the Jets.


3 -- Number of Montreal teams plying their trades on a rare Sunday night of sports action in La Belle Province. On a day and night typically dominated by the NFL, the Habs, Impact, and Alouettes were nevertheless all on the ice, pitch, and gridiron, respectively, to end the weekend.

80 -- Number of young members from Leucan who had the chance to watch Sunday’s game from a suite at the Bell Centre thanks to the generous corporate suiteholders who donated tickets as part of the NHL’s Hockey Fights Cancer initiative.

50 -- Percentage of the all-time points up for grabs on Sunday nights the Habs have picked up since 1919. In 1,097 Sunday nighters over that span, Montreal has gone 470-450-171-6-0, earning 1,117 total standings points for an average of 1.02 per game when ending the week on the ice.

100 -- Number of career NHL games played by 22-year-old defenseman Nathan Beaulieu, who hit triple digits in the category on Sunday night at the Bell Centre. Reaching the milestone less than three years after making his NHL debut on March 30, 2013 against the Rangers, Beaulieu has gone plus-20 over that span, racking up two goals and 14 assists while also earning 12 games of postseason experience.

5:01 -- Number of minutes which had expired on the clock before the game’s first shot was taken by Jets forward Mark Scheifele. Dale Weise was the first Hab to test Winnipeg netminder Michael Hutchinson, just 10 seconds later, while Paul Byron opened the scoring with a shorthanded tally on the Canadiens’ second shot of the night at 6:34.

3 -- Number of points registered by Byron in as many career games with the Habs. The speedy winger has likewise been quick to fill the scoresheet, earning his first point with the Canadiens on an assist in Calgary, before scoring back-to-back shorthanded markers on breakaways against the Flames and Jets.

44 -- Percentage of the Canadiens’ first nine shots which found the back of the net on Sunday, before Hutchinson’s night in goal was cut short in favor of Jets starting goaltender Ondrej Pavelec.

8 -- Number of times a Hab has scored more than one goal in a single game so far this season. Fleischmann was the latest player to achieve the feat on Thursday with his pair of first- and second-period goals. Lars Eller, Tomas Plekanec, and Brendan Gallagher have each scored twice in a game this year, while Max Pacioretty and Dale Weise have both enjoyed a pair of multi-goal outings.

21 -- Number of combined goals the Habs have scored over Mike Condon’s four career NHL starts to date.

- canadiens.com

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