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The Numbers Game: October 20, 2015

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

MONTREAL – Here's a numerical look at Tuesday night's game between the Canadiens and the St. Louis Blues.

200 – Number of games played by Alex Galchenyuk in his NHL career to date, suiting up for the milestone match on Tuesday against the Blues in his fourth season with the Habs.
15 – Rank occupied by Andrei Markov on the franchise’s all-time games played leaderboard, tying Jacques Lemaire at No. 15 overall with 853 career games played. 

5 – Number of times Nathan Beaulieu has dropped the gloves in his NHL career to date, going toe-to-toe with veteran forward Steve Ott in the second period.

3 – Number of times Max Pacioretty has opened the scoring for Montreal this season, accounting for 42.8% of the Canadiens’ game-opening goals in 2015-16 to date.

6 – Number of goals scored by Alexander Semin on Bell Centre ice in his career, getting his first as a member of the home team on Tuesday with his first goal of the campaign.

12 – Number of Habs players who have scored at least one goal this season, with Semin now sitting five goals behind team leader Pacioretty in that category after getting his first of the year.

9 –Plus/minus differential enjoyed by both Plekanec and Markov through seven games this season, co-leading the NHL in that category after each posting plus-1 differentials against St. Louis.

2 – Number of goals scored by Torrey Mitchell in seven games this season, two more than he had in all 14 regular season games with the Canadiens in 2014-15.

16 – Number of players who have registered at least one point for the Habs this year, with Devante Smith-Pelly picking up his first point of the year with an assist on Torrey Mitchell’s third-period goal.

51.8 – Percentage of Pierre Gervais’ life in which he has been a member of the Canadiens organization. The longtime equipment manager celebrated his 54th birthday on Tuesday from his usual spot behind the Habs bench.

33 – Percentage of Carey Price’s starts this season that have ended in a shutout for the 2015 Vezina, Hart, Ted Lindsay and Jennings Trophy winner, stopping every shot he faced against both the Rangers and the  Blues.


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