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The Numbers Game – October 17, 2013

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

MONTREAL- Here's a numerical look at the Habs-Blue Jackets game at the Bell Centre on Thursday night.

38 – Number of candles that can be found on Francis Bouillon’s birthday cake after the 13-year NHL veteran celebrated his birthday on Thursday. Bouillon is the eldest member of the Canadiens, two years older than Daniel Briere who turned 36 earlier this month.

6 – Number of consecutive games in which P.K. Subban has registered at least one point for the Canadiens. The smooth-skating rearguard picked up an assist on Rene Bourque’s first-period power play tally that put the Habs up 1-0 on Thursday night.

4 – Number of games it took rookie Michael Bournival to score his first career NHL goal. The Shawinigan, QC native put the Candiens up 2-0 by converting a perfect feed from Andrei Markov at the 12:01 mark of the opening frame on Thursday night.

10 – Number of points amassed by Subban through seven games thus far this season, tops amongst all NHL defensemen as of Thursday’s tilt. The reigning Norris Trophy winner added to his already impressive point total by racking up two assists on the night against Columbus.

3 – Number of short-handed goals amassed by the Canadiens thus far this season, giving them the league lead in that category. Markov managed to light the lamp during the second period against Columbus while the Habs were down a man to lift Michel Therrien’s troops to a 3-0 advantage.

124:29 – Number of minutes in which Carey Price was perfect in goal since the tally he gave up to Henrik Sedin in the second period of last Saturday night's game until he was beaten by Boone Jenner in the second frame of Thursday night's tilt.

3 – Number of Blue Jackets shots blocked by Josh Gorges on Thursday night, upping his season total to 21 which ties him for top spot in the NHL in that category.

1:07 - Time remaining in the third period when Tomas Plekanec scored the game-winning goal on Thursday night.

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