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The Numbers Game - Game 2

Saturday, 12.04.2008 / 10:12 PM / News
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The Numbers Game - Game 2
Roman Hamrlik celebrated his 34th birthday in style by opening the scoring in Game 2 against the Bruins.
Here’s a numerical look at the Canadiens’ thrilling 3-2 overtime win over the Bruins on Saturday night at the Bell Centre.

0 - Career playoff games in which Sergei Kostitsyn has failed to score a goal, after finding the net in each of the first two games of this series.

6 - Years since Roman Hamrlik last scored a playoff goal, dating back to the 2002 Playoffs while he was still with the Islanders in a seven-game, first-round series loss to the Maple Leafs.

15 - Years since the Canadiens last won the two opening games of a series on home ice in the spring of 1993. That year, the Habs went up 2-0 on the Islanders in the Wales Conference finals on their way to a five-game series triumph over New York.

17 - Times the Canadiens have now jumped out to a 2-0 series lead over the Bruins with the Habs having gone on to eliminate Boston in all 16 of those previous series.

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0 - Minutes, make that seconds, so far in this series during which the Canadiens have trailed the Bruins.

17 - Years since the Canadiens last downed the Bruins in playoff overtime on home ice, back when Shayne Corson sealed the deal at the 17:47 mark of OT in a 3-2 win over Boston on April 27, 1994 at the Montreal Forum.

14 - Playoff wins remaining for the Canadiens to secure their 25th Stanley Cup.


Manny Almela is a writer for canadiens.com