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The Numbers Game – October 5, 2013

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
MONTREAL – Here's a numerical look at the Canadiens-Flyers matchup on Saturday night at the Bell Centre.

600 – Number of games Tomas Plekanec has suited up for in a Habs uniform, including Saturday night’s tilt against the Flyers. The 30-year-old has spent his entire career in Montreal, and is currently in his ninth season in the NHL.

400 – Number of games defenseman Josh Gorges has suited up for with the bleu-blanc-rouge, including Saturday night’s game against the Flyers. The veteran rearguard played 96 games with the Sharks before being dealt to the Habs in February 2007.

38 – Number of points Brian Gionta has registered against the Flyers over the course of his career, the second most points he’s amassed against any NHL team along with the Penguins. The Canadiens captain upped his point tally against Philadelphia by scoring a goal in the first period and adding an assist in the latter stages of the tilt.

5:12 – Ice time logged by Canadiens rookie Michael Bournival in his NHL debut on Saturday night. The 21-year-old Shawinigan, QC native skated on a line alongside Ryan White and Travis Moen with his family in attendance at the Bell Centre.

6 – Number of seasons that Daniel Briere spent in Philadelphia before joining the Canadiens in July. The Gatineau, QC native went up against the Flyers for the first time as a Hab on Saturday night.

5 - Number of points amassed by Lars Eller through the first two games of the 2013-14 campaign after the 6-foot-2 forward scored his third goal of the year just 12 seconds into the third period to put the Canadiens ahead 2-0 before adding an assist on Rene Bourque's third-period goal.

6 - Number of points amassed by the line of Eller, Alex Galchenyuk and Brendan Gallagher against the Flyers on Saturday night. Gallagher racked up a goal and an assist, Galchenyuk registered two assists and Eller scored a goal and registered an assist.

22 – Number of shots turned aside by Carey Price on Saturday night against to Flyers to register his first win of the season.

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