The Numbers Game – March 6, 2014
61 – Number of players who have now worn No. 20 with the Canadiens in franchise history, with Thomas Vanek becoming the latest Hab to sport the digits after making his Montreal debut in Phoenix on Thursday night.
5,566 – Number of days since the Canadiens last lost a game to the Coyotes, dating back to a 4-2 loss in the desert on Dec. 9, 1998.
13 – Number of times the Habs have played on back-to-back nights so far in 2013-14, currently owning a 7-3-3 record on the first game in those situations and a 6-7-0 record in the second.
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16 – Number of NHL teams against whom Andrei Markov has registered at least 10 points in his career, adding the Coyotes to that list with his first-period goal.
10 – Number of defensemen who have seen action with the Habs this year, with Mike Weaver making his debut on the Canadiens’ blue line with Josh Gorges out with an injured hand.
4 – Number of Habs players who have registered 20 or more assists since the start of campaign, with Brendan Gallagher becoming the latest to hit the benchmark with a helper on Markov’s opening goal.
22 – Number of power play points accumulated by P.K. Subban so far this season, giving him sole possession of third place in the league among all defensemen in that category.
7 – Number of multi-point nights enjoyed by Markov this season, picking up a goal and an assist against the Coyotes to give him 37 points on the year.