The Numbers game - March 22, 2010
583 – Seconds needed for the Senators to register their first shot of the game at the 9:43 mark of the first period.
22 – Seconds later, when the Sens' Peter Regin opened the scoring on their following shot.
3 – Number of Senators goalies who have faced the Canadiens so far this season, including Pascal Leclaire, Mike Brodeur and Brian Elliott.
12 – Number of points the Sens had on the Habs in the standings as of March 2, before the Canadiens went on a tear, coming back and now trailing the boys from the nation’s capital by just two points three weeks later.
3 – Number of times in the past four years in which the Senators have gotten the better of the Canadiens in their annual season series. Following Monday’s game, Ottawa has won five of the six outings against Montreal this year.
87:24 – Elapsed time since the Canadiens last recorded a penalty, dating back to the first period against Toronto on Saturday night. The Habs finally spent some time in the box thanks to an errant high stick in the third period against the Sens.
5 – Points amassed by Alex Kovalev in six games versus his former team this season. Kovy was held off the scoresheet on Monday night but still totaled two goals and three assists on the year against the Habs.
The one that got away
Stars of the game