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The Numbers Game: October 17, 2015

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

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

1,000 – Number of career NHL games worked by Montreal-born referee Marc Joannette, who was honored with a pregame ceremony prior to puck drop on Saturday.

1 – Number of times the Canadiens have not been first to find the back of the net this season, after Dylan Larkin opened the scoring for Detroit at 4:47 in the second.

324:47 – Number of minutes it took the Canadiens to experience what it’s like to trail a game in 2015-16. Prior to Larkin’s second-period goal, the Canadiens had also never fallen behind in an outing, making the most out of all five of their early leads.

2:57 – Number of minutes the Habs’ only deficit of the year so far lasted, after Brendan Gallagher tied things up with a deflection at 7:44 in the second and the Canadiens never looked back.

9 – Number of different Habs forwards who have lit the lamp after just six games this season. Gallagher added his name to that list on Saturday night with a trademark goal from up close in the middle frame, leaving just three active forwards goalless in 2015-16.

5 – Number of hits dished out by Jeff Petry, who led the Canadiens in the category on the night, in addition to scoring the game-winner in the third.

40 – Percent efficiency for the Habs’ power play on Saturday night, as Gallagher and Petry each beat Petr Mrazek with the man advantage to capitalize on two of the club’s five opportunities.

83 – Percentage of games in which the Canadiens have fired 30-plus shots this season, achieving the feat on five out of six nights so far. Only Toronto in the NHL’s season opener on October 7 was spared the Habs’ barrage.


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Inauguration of La Place des Canadiens in La Cour Rio Tinto
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Close to $100 million to be invested at the Bell Centre

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