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The Numbers Game - November 16, 2014

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

DETROIT - Here's a numerical look at Sunday's game between the Canadiens and the Red Wings.

574 – Number of times the Montreal Canadiens and Detroit Red Wings have gone up against one another in NHL history, including Sunday night’s tilt at Joe Louis Arena. Entering the contest, the Canadiens boasted a 274-200-93-3 all-time record against their current Atlantic Division rivals.

2 – Number of players in the Canadiens’ lineup on Sunday night with ties, in one way or another, to the State of Michigan. Both Max Pacioretty and Mike Weaver played college hockey in the region. Pacioretty was a standout at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 2007-08, while Weaver donned the green and white of the Michigan State Spartans in the late 90s.

1 – Number of career starts Dustin Tokarski has made against the Detroit Red Wings, with Sunday night’s tilt in Detroit marking the first time the 25-year-old netminder has gone up against the Original Six franchise. It was the Watson, SK native’s fourth start of the season, and his first outing since Nov. 5 in Buffalo.

83 – Faceoff percentage registered by David Desharnais during the first period on Sunday night in Detroit. Desharnais won five of the six draws he took, tops among all centerman on both teams through 20 minutes of play.

31 – Number of consecutive games, including playoffs, in which Brandon Prust had been held off the scoresheet before the London, ON native lit the lamp on Sunday night in Detroit. Prust’s goal at 3:20 of the second period was his first marker since Mar. 18, 2014, when he tallied against the Colorado Avalanche.

37 – Number of multi-point games P.K. Subban has amassed during the regular season over the course of his NHL career, adding to that tally on Sunday night with a two-point effort against the Red Wings. Subban registered a goal and added an assist during the tilt.

5 – Number of consecutive games in which Max Pacioretty has registered at least one point,
keeping that streak alive by chipping in with an assist on Subban’s second-period goal. Pacioretty has put up seven points – 3 g, 4a – during the streak.

8 – Number of assists Andrei Markov has recorded thus far during the 2014-15 campaign, adding another helper to his tally on Sunday night in Detroit. The Russian rearguard now sits tied for the team lead in that category alongside Max Pacioretty, Alex Galchenyuk and David Desharnais.

1,706 – Number of days that have elapsed since the Canadiens last strung six straight wins together. That happened back in March 2010, when the Habs went unbeaten between Mar. 6 and Mar. 16, besting the likes of the Kings, Ducks, Lightning, Oilers, Bruins and Rangers.


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