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The Numbers Game - November 2, 2014

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at Sunday's game between the Canadiens and the Flames.

1 – Number of regular season games the Canadiens and the Calgary Flames have played on a Sunday night in Montreal in NHL history. The Habs did, however, go up against the Atlanta Flames on Sunday, January 2nd, 1977 at the Montreal Forum, registering a 7-0 victory.

50 – Rank Michel Therrien now occupies alongside Lester Patrick for the most games as a head coach in NHL history after standing behind the bench for his 604th tilt on Sunday night against the Calgary Flames. Therrien, who is in his second stint with the Canadiens, also helmed the Pittsbugh Penguins over the course of his 10-year NHL coaching career.

25 – Rank Tomas Plekanec now occupies alongside Jacques Laperriere on the Canadiens’ all-time games played list in team history after suiting up for his 691st regular season game on Sunday night against the Calgary Flames. Plekanec, who has spent his entire career in a Canadiens uniform, made his NHL debut back in 2003-04.

17 – Number of shots Carey Price turned aside in the first period alone on Sunday night against the Flames. The Anahim Lake, BC native was bombarded with 19 shots during the frame, surrendering goals to Josh Jooris and Markus Granlund. For their part, the Canadiens managed just four shots on Flames netminder Jonas Hiller.

5 – Number of hits Rene Bourque dished out on Sunday night against the Flames, a season-high for the 32-year-old right-winger. Bourque had previously registered four hits in a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings back on Oct. 21st in a 2-1 win in Montreal.

5 – Number of goals Max Pacioretty has scored thus far this season, adding to that tally in the third period on Sunday night with a laser of a shot that beat Flames netminder Jonas Hiller. Pacioretty now sits tied for the team lead in goals alongside Tomas Plekanec.

Number of points Andrei Markov has amassed over the course of his career with the Canadiens, joining Doug Harvey in third place among all-time point leaders on defense in team history. Markov reached that milestone with an assist on Sunday night.


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