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The Numbers Game: October 11, 2015

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

OTTAWA – Here's a numerical look at Sunday night's game between the Canadiens and the Ottawa Senators.

3 – Number of goaltenders who’ve made their NHL debuts so far this season, including both starters on Sunday night as the Canadiens’ Mike Condon and the Senators’ Matthew O’Connor stood between the pipes for their respective teams. Jean-François Bérubé also made his NHL debut for the Islanders.

– The last time two opposing goaltenders made their NHL debuts in the same game, as Los Angeles’ Wayne Rutledge and Philadelphia’s Doug Favell went head-to-head at Long Beach Arena on October 14, 1967 with the Kings earning a 4-2 victory. Condon and O’Connor repeated the feat almost 48 years later to the day, tending goal at the Canadian Tire Centre in the Senators’ home-opener.  (Elias Sports Bureau)

100 – Save percentage Mike Condon amassed during the 2015-16 preseason campaign, as the Massachusetts native didn’t let a single puck past him during 93 minutes of playing time.

3:10 – Time elapsed in the opening frame before Mike Condon made the first save of his NHL career as the Needham, MA native turned aside a backhand shot attempt from Senators forward Mark Stone.

41 – Number of points Tomas Plekanec has amassed against the Senators over the course of his NHL career, adding to that tally by lighting the lamp twice during the first period on Sunday night. Ottawa is the team against which Plekanec has put up the second-most points since debuting in the NHL ranks in 2003-04, with Boston representing his most frequent victim (42 points).

23 – Number of multi-goal games Tomas Plekanec has managed to string together over the course of his NHL career, scoring the Canadiens’ first two goals of the game on Sunday night in Ottawa. The 32-year-old centerman made things tough on Senators rookie netminder Matthew O’Connor early on, scoring from an awkward angle before beating the Boston University product five-hole on a breakaway.

14 – Total number of shots it took Habs forward Torrey Mitchell to score his first regular-season goal as a member of his hometown team dating back to his arrival in Montreal last year. Mitchell gave the Canadiens a 3-1 lead on Sunday night, tipping a P.K. Subban shot home during the third period.

10 – Number of Canadiens players who generated at least two shots on goal on Sunday night against the Senators. Brian Flynn led the way for the Habs in that department with six shots of his own.

12 – Number of times since the Montreal Canadiens were founded in 1909 that the team has started the season by registering three straight wins. Michel Therrien's troops accomplished the feat for a second straight season by posting wins over the Maple Leafs, Bruins and Senators.



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