MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at the Canadiens-Bruins game at the Bell Centre on Thursday night.
– Home games played by the Canadiens against the Bruins, two more than against the Maple Leafs. The Habs first played in Montreal against the Bruins on Christmas Eve 1924, winning 5-0.
– Career penalty minutes accrued by the forward line of Travis Moen, Brandon Prust and George Parros, three guys who evidently don’t mind getting a little physical.
– Time elapsed in the game before the Bruins directed their first shot toward Carey Price.
– Shots on net for the Habs in the second period. After only creating three shots in net in the first twenty minutes, the team had 14 more attempts on Tuuka Rask in the second frame.
– Career tilts opposing Brandon Prust and Shawn Thornton. It’s been a long time since the two pugilists first went at each other, their only other fight come on November 10, 2006 when Prust was a Flame and Thornton played for the Ducks.
– Career points for Tomas Plekanec against the Bruins, his highest total against any NHL team. Plekanec added to his tally with a pinpoint shot in the second period. He has 33 career points against Toronto and the New York Islanders.
– Goals in the last nine games for Max Pacioretty. He remains the team’s leading goal-scorer with eleven.
– Habs players with at least one shot on goal after two periods of play.
– Games in a row where Carey Price has allowed two goals or fewer. The Habs netminder registered a sixth consecutive win on Thursday night.
– Days since Daniel Briere’s first career NHL goal, scored against Stephane Fiset of the Los Angeles Kings on March 21 1998.