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The Numbers Game - May 12, 2010

Wednesday, 12.05.2010 / 9:30 PM / News
canadiens.com
PITTSBURGH -- Here's a numerical look at Game 7 between the Habs and Pens at the Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh on Wednesday night.

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.

See also:
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Playoff Central