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The Numbers Game: November 7, 2015

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

MONTREAL – Here's a numerical look at Saturday night's game between the Canadiens and the Bruins.

55 – The number of days remaining until the Canadiens and Bruins faceoff at the 2016 Bridgestone Winter Classic, where they will sport the new Winter Classic jerseys that were unveiled to the public on Friday November 6, 2015. 

1 – The number of goals surrendered by Canadiens goaltender Mike Condon in the first period, as the rookie netminder surrendered his first goal of the season in the first period at the Bell Centre Saturday night against the Bruins. 

43 – The number of points registered by Tomas Plekanec in games against the rival Boston Bruins, which is the most by any active member on the Canadiens roster. Plekanec, who currently leads the team with 15 points through 16 games this season. 

6 – The number of consecutive games the Habs found the back of the net on the power play, after Tomas Plekanec opened the scoring for the Canadiens on the power play, roofing a feed from line-mate Brendan Gallagher. 

777 – The number of games Tomas Plekanec has played in a Montreal Canadiens uniform, since making his NHL debut with the Habs in 2003-2004. By suiting up against the Bruins Saturday night, the Czech forward joined Guy Lapointe in 23rd place on the Canadiens all-time games played list. 

37 – The number of seconds that elapsed in the third between in between two separate scoring plays that required video review, as both the Canadiens and Bruins had a close call reviewed with both plays resulting in “No goal” declarations. The referees determined that the Bruins’ scoring chance on Mike Condon did not ultimately cross the line, while the Habs goal on Jonas Gustavsson was called off due to interference.  

3 – The number of goals scored by forward Lars Eller against the Bruins this season. With his clutch third period, his fifth marker of the season, Eller has now scored 60% of his goals this season against the rival Boston Bruins.


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