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The Numbers Game: October 27, 2015

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

VANCOUVER – Here's a numerical look at Tuesday night's game between the Canadiens and the Canucks.

3 – Number of goals the Canadiens have given up during the opening 20 minutes of play all season long, as Vancouver Canucks forward Jared McCann and defenseman Luca Sbisa became the first players to accomplish the feat on Tuesday night at Rogers Arena. Prior to Tuesday night’s tilt, Michel Therrien’s troops hadn’t given the opposition anything to work with in the first period in nine straight games.

172 – Number of games forward Brandon Prust played with the Canadiens prior to being dealt to the Vancouver Canucks over the summer. The London, ON native made his presence felt in the opening frame, assisting on both of McCann’s goals as the Canucks skated to the locker room with a 3-0 lead.

22 – Number of games – including Tuesday night’s contest – that defenseman Jeff Petry has played against the Canucks over the course of his career, the most games he’s played against any squad league-wide since debuting in the NHL ranks back in 2010-11.

3 – Number of goals Torrey Mitchell has scored in his last four games, adding to that tally by scoring his fourth goal of the season on Tuesday night at the 2:54 mark of the third period.

39 – Number of assists defenseman Alexei Emelin has amassed over the course of his NHL career, adding to that tally by picking up the primary helper on Torrey Mitchell’s third period marker that cut the Canucks’ lead to 3-1. It also just happened to be the Russian rearguard’s first point of the season.

18 – Number of points the Canadiens have amassed thus far during the 2015-16 campaign. Despite Tuesday night’s loss, the CH still sits atop the NHL standings after rattling off an NHL record nine straight wins in regulation to start the year.


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