The Numbers Game - May 12, 2010
0-Better periods played this spring by the Canadiens than their opening frame effort against the Penguins in Game 7.
8-Career Game 7’s played by Scott Gomez who is 6-2 in those do-or-die games, including a now 4-2 mark on opposing rinks.
16 - Years since the Canadiens have last lost a Game 7, dating back to their elimination at the hands of the Bruins in the 1994 playoffs.
4-Wins in the second round of the 2010 playoffs notched by the Canadiens, eclipsing their total of three wins combined in Round 2 since last raising the Stanley Cup in 1993.
0-Game 7 wins earned by Jacques Martin behind an NHL bench prior to his arrival in Montreal this past summer. Martin is 2-0 in Game 7’s in his first playoff go-round with the Habs.
2-Consecutive games the Canadiens have needed a single shot to beat Marc-Andre Fleury, with Brian Gionta doing the honors in Game 7.
1,802-Games played at the Mellon Arena by the Penguins since the Igloo opened its doors on October 11, 1967 with a 2-1 loss to the Canadiens.
5-Victories in as many elimination games for the Habs in the 2010 Playoffs.
.619-All-time Canadiens winning percentage in Game 7’s, with the Habs now boasting a 13-8 mark in the biggest of big games.
0-Experts who can gloat about having predicted the Canadiens would eliminate both the Caps and Pens from the 2010 Playoffs.
0-Players in the Canadiens dressing room who care what experts think.