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The Numbers Game: October 13, 2015

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

PITTSBURGH – Here's a numerical look at Tuesday night's game between the Canadiens and the Pittsburgh Penguins.



45 – Number of years that have elapsed since the one and only Roger Doucet sang “O Canada” for the first time at a hockey game. It happened at the Montreal Forum back on October 13, 1970.

5 – Number of times in which the Canadiens have been the visiting team going up against the Penguins in their home-opener, and the first at the CONSOL Energy Center on Tuesday night. The last time the CH played Pittsburgh in its first game of the year on home turf was on October 7, 1993.

38 – Percentage of total NHL games Dale Weise has played with the Canadiens as the Winnipeg native suited up for his 100th career game with Montreal on Tuesday night. He’s also amassed 56 percent of his career points in a Habs uniform.

5 – Number of teams against which Max Pacioretty has scored at least 10 goals over the course of his career, hitting double-digits against the Penguins early in the first period on Tuesday night with his third goal of the season. Pacioretty also has double-digit goal tallies against the Toronto Maple Leafs (14), Boston Bruins (12), New York Islanders (10), and the Ottawa Senators (10).

29 – Number of times over the course of his career in which Max Pacioretty has scored two goals or more in a single game, accomplishing the feat twice against the Penguins. The New Canaan, CT native previously did it on November 23, 2013, before lighting the lamp twice on Tuesday night.

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– Number of Canadiens players who've amassed at least one point in every game the squad has played so far this season, including Andrei Markov (4 assists), and Max Pacioretty, who has four goals and six points in four games.

5 – Number of teams Tomas Fleischmann has scored a goal with, adding the Canadiens to that list on Tuesday night by breaking a 2-2 tie early in the third period. The Czech forward has also scored as a member of the Washington Capitals, Colorado Avalanche, Florida Panthers, and the Anaheim Ducks.

4 – Number of times in franchise history that the Canadiens have started the season by winning their first four games of the year, including the 1955-56, 1970-71, 1977-78, and the 2015-16 campaigns. It’s interesting to note that they went on to win the Stanley Cup in each of those three previous years.

- canadiens.com

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