The Numbers Game - September 30, 2008
8-Shots needed by Max Pacioretty to score his first preseason goal, on the same night he scored in the shootout and earned the game’s first star.
6- Habs who played in their fifth game of the preseason on Tuesday night.
21:10-Minutes logged by Patrice Brisebois in his preseason debut after sitting out the first six games due to injury.
2-Canadiens to have yet to suit up this preseason, including captain Saku Koivu and heavyweight Georges Laraque.
5-Saves by Carey Price over the six shootout attempts he’s faced in the Canadiens’ consecutive shootout wins over the Panthers and Red Wings.
4-Canadiens preseason games out of seven which have been decided by a one-goal margin, with the Habs winning all four of those tight contests.
6-Years since former linemates Alex Kovalev and Robert Lang last played together, dating back to their days with the Penguins in 2001-02.
0-Goals allowed by the Habs’ penalty killing unit against the Red Wings power-play, which went 0-for-8 on the night.
1,214-Regular season games played by Chris Chelios since leaving Montreal in 1990 as a 28-year-old, as the veteran defenseman prepares to embark on his 25th NHL season.
Manny Almela is a writer for canadiens.com
Pacioretty leads Habs in shootout