QUEBEC - Here's a numerical look at Thursday's exhibition game between the Canadiens and the Avalanche in Quebec City.
538 – Days since Patrick Roy last stood behind the bench at the Colisée Pepsi, coaching the Quebec Remparts to an April 6, 2013 win over the visiting Rouyn-Noranda Huskies in the second round of the QMJHL playoffs. Saint Patrick`s team would eventually drop the series in five games.
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207 – Days since Habs prospect Tim Bozon was hospitalized with meningitis, making an incredible five-month comeback to play his first game in a Canadiens uniform against the Avalanche on Friday.
9 – Players on the Canadiens roster on Friday who have yet to play a regular season NHL game: Darren Dietz, Magnus Nygren, Sven Andrighetto, Tim Bozon, Daniel Carr, Jacob De La Rose, Nikita Scherbak, Jiri Sekac and Nick Sorkin.
4 – Habs hopefuls who have scored career-first goals while wearing the Canadiens uniform so far this preseason. Sven Andrighetto joined teammates Christian Thomas, Drayson Bowman and Jiri Sekac in that respect after knotting things up 1-1 with a bullet from the blue line midway through the second.
15,074 – Hockey-mad Habs, Avs (and Nordiques) fans who packed the sold out Colisée Pepsi on Friday.
100 – Percentage of games played by Jiri Sekac so far this preseason in which the rising Czech star has also scored a goal, finding the back of the net on a nifty wraparound to level things midway through the third in Quebec.
The Numbers Game - September 25, 2014
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