The Numbers Game – November 10, 2013
MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at the Canadiens-Islanders game at the Bell Centre on Sunday night.
26 - Career regular season starts for Montreal native Kevin Poulin. The Islanders goaltender will be playing for the very first time in front of family and friends at the Bell Centre.
100 – Number of Sunday home games played by the Habs in their NHL history. The Canadiens have played an additional 868 Sunday games on the road during that span.
100 – Number of career regular season games played by Raphael Diaz, all of them with the Canadiens. The Swiss defenseman, who had a powerplay assist in the second period, is lacing up his skates for a hundredth time since joining the NHL as a free agent during the 2011-12 season.
37 – Number of hits, prior to Sunday’s game, handed out by number 37 Gabriel Dumont in 16 career matches. The gritty winger added ZZZZZ to that total during the game against the Islanders.
3 – Number of Danish players taking part in the Canadiens-Islanders matchup. Lars Eller, Peter Regin and Frans Nielsen represent exactly half of the Danish population currently playing in the NHL.
356 429 – Number of fans having seen the Canadiens in action so far this season, both at home and in opposing buildings. The Habs have played 100% of its matches in front of packed houses.
8 – Goals scored by Brendan Gallagher in 2013-14, a team-high. The scrappy right winger opened the scoring with a quick wristshot past Poulin at the start of the second period.
6 – Points in five Sunday games for Brendan Gallagher. The right-winger from Edmonton, Alberta certainly hasn’t been resting on the seventh day.
6 - Shots on net for Alex Galchenyuk. He'll go on to score the Habs' fourth goal, in the third period. The dynamic winger is also a great passer, as evidenced by his two assists on the night.
250 – Career wins for coach Michel Therrien. The Habs’ head coach reached the milestone with a victory over the Islanders on Sunday.