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The Numbers Game: November 20, 2015

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

BROOKLYN – Here's a numerical look at Friday night's game between the Canadiens and the Islanders in Brooklyn.

22 – Number of days since Carey Price last stepped between the pipes for the Canadiens, returning to action on Friday night in Brooklyn after missing the previous nine games with a lower-body injury.

89 – Number of games played by the Canadiens at the Nassau Coliseum over the years, ringing in a new era with their first game against the Islanders in Brooklyn on Friday night.

10 – Number of seconds needed by Alexander Semin to find his way onto the scoresheet, picking up an assist in his return to action after sitting out Thursday’s game as a healthy scratch.

2 – Number of goals scored by Nathan Beaulieu this season following his first-period wrister that beat Jaroslav Halak, setting a new career high after registering just a single goal in his first full NHL campaign last year.

6 – Number of Canadiens players who have hit double digits in assists this season, with David Desharnais becoming the latest Hab on that list after chipping in with his 10th of the campaign on Nathan Beaulieu’s first-period goal.

17 – Number of times the Habs have scored three or more goals in a game this season, of a possible 21, doing so in the opening period alone against the Islanders.

15 – Number of years, to the day, that Michel Therrien was named head coach of the Canadiens for the first time, beginning his career as an NHL bench boss at the age of 37.

1 – Number of multi-goal nights enjoyed by Petry in his six-year NHL career to date, blasting home his third of the campaign from the point on the power play in the second period after opening the scoring in the first.

0 – Number of losses suffered by the Canadiens on Barclays Center ice, leaving Brooklyn with two points following their first game in the new home of the Islanders.


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