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The Numbers Game – October 29, 2013

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at the Habs-Stars game at Bell Centre on Tuesday night.

6, 441 – Number of days that have elapsed since the Canadiens closed out their tenure at the Forum against the Dallas Stars on Mar. 11, 1996. The Habs bested the Stars 4-1 that night before relocating to their current home, which was then known as the Molson Centre.

100 – Number of NHL games Ryan White has suited up for with the Canadiens, including Tuesday night’s tilt against the Stars. White, who made his NHL debut during the 2009-10 campaign, has played his entire career thus far in Montreal.

100 – Number of NHL games Habs forward Michael Blunden has suited up over the course of his career, including Tuesday night’s tilt against the Stars. Blunden, who first played with the Canadiens during the 2011-12 campaign after stints with the Blackhawks and Blue Jackets, suited up for his 49th game for the bleu-blanc-rouge in the matchup against Dallas.

6 – Number of times in Michael Bournival’s last seven outings that the 21-year-old has registered at least one point for the Canadiens. He recorded his third goal of the season in the first period on Tuesday night. Six of Bournival’s seven points on the year have come on Bell Centre ice.

13 – Number of career fights Canadiens defenseman Francis Bouillon boasts over his first period opponent Antoine Roussel, who is currently in his second NHL season. Now in his 14th year in the league, Bouillon has gone toe-to-toe 24 times, while Roussel has dropped the gloves on 11 occasions over the course of his young career.

7 – Number of times over the course of his career that Swiss defenseman Raphael Diaz has registered a multi-point effort, picking up assists on each of the Canadiens’ first two goals on Tuesday night against Dallas.

28 – Number of teams against whom Tomas Plekanec has registered at least one point over the course of his career after the Czech centerman picked up an assist on Tuesday night against Dallas. Plekanec will have a chance to complete the NHL sweep on Friday night when the Canadiens battle the Wild, the only team against whom Plekanec has yet to figure on the scoresheet.

6 – Number of hits distributed by defenseman Douglas Murray, tops amongst all Canadiens players. Murray was playing his first regular season game in front of the home fans on Tuesday night.

40 – Number of wins the Canadiens have registered on home ice against the Dallas Stars franchise since the NHL’s expansion in 1967. The Stars were one of five remaining active teams from that expansion period against whom Montreal had yet to hit that mark.


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