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The Numbers Game - October 25, 2014

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

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

328 – Number of games Michel Therrien has spent behind the bench as head coach of the Montreal Canadiens, which in addition to his 272 in Pittsburgh, brings the 50-year-old’s total to 600 following Saturday’s tilt against the Rangers.

5,086 – Number of days since Michel Therrien coached his first game in the NHL, a November 21, 2001 loss to the Florida Panthers.

60,240 – Number of hockey fans who sang O Canada in unison, as Ottawa’s pregame anthem ceremony was simulcast before capacity crowds in Montreal and Toronto in tribute to the brave Canadian soldiers who lost their lives this week.

65 – Number of young Leucan members and their parents who were present at Saturday’s game, as part of the initiatives put forth by the Canadiens for the NHL’s Hockey Fights Cancer program.

4 – Number of times Max Pacioretty and Tomas Plekanec passed the puck between each other while skating in alone on Henrik Lundqvist, before Plekanec finally opened the scoring with a sweet shorthanded goal.

16 – Number of career goals Tomas Plekanec has scored while down a man, finding the back of the net for the first time this season while shorthanded to open the score against the Rangers.

10 – Number of teams, heading into Saturday’s games in the NHL, who have scored while on the penalty kill so far this season.

72 – Number of challengers who have dared go toe-to-toe with Brandon Prust over the course of the gritty forward’s career, as Kevin Klein was the latest to put up his dukes on Saturday.

25 – Number of career goals Lars Eller has scored in front of the Bell Centre crowd, hitting the quarter-century mark with a go-ahead goal midway through the second period opposite the Rangers.

50 – Percentage of Dale Weise’s career multipoint games which have come against the Rangers. The forward has registered a pair of assists in a single night four times since 2010 – including for the second time against New York on Saturday.


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