MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at Saturday's game between the Canadiens and the Wild.
5 – The number sported by Guy Lapointe between 1968 and 1982 over the course of his career with the Canadiens. Prior to Saturday night’s game, Lapointe became the 18th player in team history to have his number raised to the Bell Centre rafters.
16 – Number of seasons Lapointe has worked for the Minnesota Wild, including the 2014-15 campaign. Lapointe currently serves as the team’s chief amateur scout.
124 – Number of points that separates Habs great Guy Lapointe (572) from 14-year veteran Andrei Markov (448) on the Canadiens’ all-time scoring list among defensemen. Markov currently ranks third in that category, while Lapointe is in sole possession of second spot.
86 – Faceoff percentage registered by Tomas Plekanec during the opening period on Saturday night against Minnesota. The Canadiens pivot won six of the seven draws he took, leading all centermen in that category through 20 minutes of play.
9 – Number of consecutive games in which Brendan Gallagher was held off the scoresheet before the 22-year-old right-winger beat Wild netminder Darcy Kuemper for the game’s opening goal in the second period. It was Gallagher’s fourth goal of the 2014-15 campaign.
1 – Jiri Sekac recorded the first assist of his NHL career on Saturday night, picking up a helper on Lars Eller’s goal late in the second period that gave the Canadiens a 2-1 lead.
1:18 – Time that elapsed between goals by Jiri Sekac and Max Pacioretty in the third period on Saturday night. The goal was Sekac’s second of the year, while Pacioretty’s tally was his team-leading sixth goal of the season.
4 – Saturday night's game marked the first time since October 16th that the Canadiens have scored more than three goals in a game, with their four goals against the Wild being their highest offensive output since a 6-4 win over the Bruins in the home opener.
Highlights: MIN @ MTL
This one's for Guy
Steady as he goes
Coming up clutch