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The Numbers Game - October 30, 2014

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

VANCOUVER - Here's a numerical look at Thursday's game between the Canadiens and Canucks in Vancouver.

4 – Number of games the Canadiens have played over the last six days, having gone up against the Rangers last Saturday at the Bell Centre, before battling the Oilers in Edmonton on Monday, the Flames in Calgary on Tuesday, and then taking on the Canucks at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Thursday night.

5 – Number of players out of a possible six featured in Michel Therrien’s starting lineup with ties to either the Vancouver Canucks organization or the province of British Columbia.  Manny Malhotra, Mike Weaver and Dale Weise all donned Canucks jerseys at one point in their careers, while Brendan Gallagher and Carey Price both hail from BC. Andrei Markov was the lone starter with no ties to the area.

71 – Number of games Dale Weise suited up for at Rogers Arena while donning the jersey of the Vancouver Canucks between 2011 and 2014. The rugged forward played his first game at Rogers Arena as a member of the Canadiens on Thursday night since being dealt to Montreal last February.

6 – Number of games Carey Price has taken part in over the course of his NHL career in Vancouver. The Anahim Lake, BC native entered the game on Thursday night with a 3-1-0 record in the Lower Mainland.

1 – Number of games over the course of the three-game Western Canada road trip in which the Canadiens got through the first period without being dominated in the penalty column. After lacking discipline in both Edmonton and Calgary, the Habs weren’t penalized once early on during the game on Thursday night. In fact, they actualy had two power play opportunities.

91 – Faceoff percentage David Desharnais managed to register through 40 minutes of play on Thursday night, coming out on top in 10 of 11 draws against Canucks centermen. 



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