The Numbers Game - February 19, 2013

Tuesday, 19.02.2013 / 9:30 PM canadiens.com

NEW YORK – Here's a numerical look at the Habs-Rangers matchup on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden.

190 – Number of games played by Brandon Prust in a Rangers uniform over the last three years, facing his former team for the first time on Tuesday since signing in Montreal as a free agent this July.

3 – Number of Staal brothers who have gone up against the Canadiens in the past two games, with Carolina teammates Eric and Jordan leaving Montreal with a loss on Monday night before the Habs faced Marc, on Tuesday. The only Staal not in action against the Habs this week was youngest brother Jared, who is still working his way up through the Hurricanes organization.

8:23 – Amount of time needed for either team to register a shot in the contest, with Carl Hagelin breaking the streak nearly midway through the opening frame.

16:11 – Amount of time needed by the Canadiens to finally get their first shot on net in the game, with Prust nearly fooling Henrik Lundqvist with a sneaky wraparound move.

7.6 – Percentage of Brian Gionta’s career NHL games that have come against the Rangers, suiting up for his 50th career game against the Blueshirts on Tuesday night.

39 – Number of points racked up by Habs blue-liners so far this season following Josh Gorges’ assist in the second period and Raphael Diaz' goal in the third period, adding to the Canadiens’ league lead in that category.

2 – Number of sticks broken at inopportune times by the Canadiens, with Alexei Emelin snapping his stick while attempting a one-timer from the point in the second before Rene Bourque also had a scoring chance spoiled by a broken twig.

4 – Number of Rangers players who didn’t register at least one hit in the outing – Lundqvist included – to finish the game with 37 hits on the night.

-canadiens.com

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