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The Numbers Game - October 18, 2014

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at Saturday's game between the Canadiens and the Avalanche at the Bell Centre.

2,501 – Number of games Canadiens equipment manager Pierre Gervais has worked behind the bench, including Saturday night’s game against the Avalanche. Gervais, who hit the 2,500 game mark on Thursday night against Boston, was honored for reaching the milestone in a pre-game ceremony prior to the opening faceoff.

5 – Number of games thus far this season in which the Canadiens have conceded the first goal of the hockey game, including Saturday night’s game against Colorado. Despite falling behind early on multiple occasions, the Canadiens still boast a 5-1-0 record on the season.

103 – Number of games Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau suited up for over the course of two seasons with the Avalanche. Parenteau went up against his former team for the first time in regular season play on Saturday night since being dealt to the Canadiens back in June.

16 – Number of shots the Canadiens fired at rookie netminder Calvin Pickard during the first period on Saturday night. Michel Therrien’s troops tested the Avalanche rookie time and again, but failed to light the lamp through 20 minutes of play. The game marked the second start of Pickard’s NHL career.

22 – Number of teams against which P.K. Subban has now scored a goal, adding the Avalanche to that list on Saturday night with a power play tally on Calvin Pickard in the second period. Anaheim, Columbus, Detroit, Phoenix, San Jose, St. Louis and Washington remain the only teams that Subban hasn’t lit up as of yet.

3 – Number of multi-goal games P.K. Subban has registered over the course of his NHL career, including Saturday night’s tilt against the Avalanche. Subban’s second goal of the night set the Bell Centre crowd on fire as the talented rearguard capped a sensational individual effort with a move that left Calvin Pickard helpless in goal.

Number of shots Max Pacioretty registered against Colorado, a season-high for the Canadiens' power forward thus far during the 2014-15 campaign. Pacioretty led all Habs in that department on Saturday night. 


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