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The Numbers Game - November 15, 2014

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at Saturday's game between the Canadiens and Flyers in Montreal.

800 - Number of career NHL points for Sergei Gonchar, who hit the milestone with an assist on Dale Weise's second goal of the season, late in the third.

2 – Number of teams, including the Canadiens, who hold an all-time winning record against the Flyers, as Montreal is now 83-68-30-2 in 183 games played against Philadelphia since 1967. The Boston Bruins are the only other team to hold that distinction, offering the eternal Original Six rivals some rare common ground courtesy of Philly.

4 – Number of back-to-back sets the Canadiens will play in November, opening the month’s second two-game series with a 5-3 win on Saturday in Montreal before traveling to Detroit on Sunday.

4 – Number of consecutive games during which Montreal has scored at least three goals against its opponent, scoring 18 goals over that span.

1 – Number of occasions the Habs have won five-straight this season, after stringing together wins against Buffalo, Minnesota, Winnipeg, Boston, and now Philadelphia, dating back to November 5.

0 – Number of teams looking down at Montreal in the NHL’s league-wide standings, as the Habs now sit first overall with 13 wins and 27 points after 18 games this season.

109 – Number of points scored by Mark Streit in 205 games with the Habs between 2005-08. A +3 with two goals and nine assists in 16 games played this season, the Swiss defenseman was nevertheless held scoreless on Saturday in Montreal.

100 – Percentage of games the Canadiens have won when scoring first, going six-for-six so far this season when taking control of ice-breaking duties.

4 – Number of consecutive games with at least one point for Max Pacioretty, who picked up a pair of assists on goals by P.-A. Parenteau and David Desharnais less than 10 minutes into the opening frame, after stressing the importance of a quick start against the Flyers earlier in the day.

5 – Number of points for Andrei Markov against the Flyers this season, as the Russian defenseman added a pair of assists to his season total on Saturday.


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