EDMONTON - Here's a numerical look at Monday's game between the Canadiens and the Oilers.
– Number of games Canadiens forward Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau has played in the NHL, including Monday night’s tilt against the Oilers at Rexall Place in Edmonton. The 2014-15 campaign marks Parenteau’s seventh NHL season, having made his debut back in 2006-07 with the Chicago Blackhawks.18
– Number of days that have elapsed since Dustin Tokarski last started a game for the Canadiens back on October 9th in Washington. The Watson, SK native saw some action in Tampa on October 13th, but that was in relief of Carey Price during the third perod at Amalie Arena.
2 – Number of times thus far this season that the Canadiens will have contested two games in as many nights, the latest of which began on Monday night in Edmonton. The Canadiens will be back in action on Tuesday night in Calgary. Michel Therrien’s troops will have played a series of 16 back-to-back tilts during the regular season.
6 – Number of minor penalties that were assessed during the opening 20 minutes of play on Monday night, with the Canadiens receiving four of those minor infractions. Andrei Markov, Brandon Prust, David Desharnais and P.K. Subban headed off for Montreal, while Jesse Joensuu and Mark Fayne spent time in the penalty box for Edmonton.
11:53 – Ice time logged by defenseman Nathan Beaulieu in his return to the Canadiens’ lineup on Monday night in Edmonton following a stint with the AHL’s Hamilton Bulldogs over the weekend. Beaulieu, who suited up in place of Jarred Tinordi, was featured in Michel Therrien’s lineup for the first time since October 13th.
2 – Number of Canadiens players who did not manage to register at least one shot on Oilers netminder Ben Scrivens on Monday night at Rexall Place, including Dale Weise and Mike Weaver.
Making his mark
The Numbers Game - October 25, 2014
Hitting the books