The Numbers Game – March 5, 2014
2 – Number of Canadiens players who hoisted the Cup as members of the Ducks in 2007, namely George Parros and Travis Moen, who were both in the starting lineup for the Habs on Wednesday night.
26 – Number of players who have played more games for the Canadiens than Tomas Plekanec now that the Czech centerman has joined Shayne Corson at No. 27 on the team’s all-time games played list following his 662nd career start with the Habs.
716 – Number of days since Dustin Tokarski last enjoyed a start between the pipes for an NHL team, dating back to a March 19, 2012 tilt against the Sabres while playing for the Lightning.
|Gally ties it up|
825 – Number of players who have suited up for the Canadiens in franchise history, with Tokarski becoming the 78th goaltender to defend the Habs’ net since the team’s inception in 1909.
10:45 – Amount of time needed by the NHL’s top-ranked team to register a shot on goal, then proceeding to fire another seven at Tokarski within the next two minutes of power play action.
26 – Number of players in Canadiens history who have registered at least two 30-plus goal seasons, a list that now includes Max Pacioretty, who scored his 30th of the 2013-14 campaign on Wednesday after previously hitting the benchmark with 33 in 2011-12.
4 – Consecutive number of games in which David Desharnais has picked up at least one assist, amassing five helpers in that span following his pretty feed to Pacioretty in the first period.
6 – Number of hits dished out by Jarred Tinordi on the night to go with two blocked shots against the Ducks.
16 – Number of goals scored by Brendan Gallagher so far in 2013-14 to give him 34 points on the year, setting new career highs in both categories after potting 15 goals in his rookie campaign last season.
24 – Number of times the Habs have needed extra time to determine a winner, now going 14-10 in sudden death games in 2013-14.