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Numbers Game - Oct. 13 - 2010

Wednesday, 13.10.2010 / 9:00 PM / News
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Numbers Game - Oct. 13 - 2010
MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at the home opening showdown between the Habs and the Lightning at the Bell Centre on Wednesday night.

2 – Number of Canadiens players in uniform on Wednesday night who have previously played for Hamilton Bulldogs head coach turned Lightning bench boss Guy Boucher, including Tom Pyatt and P.K. Subban.

14 – Number of consecutive penalties the Canadiens had killed off in 2010-11, with the Habs’ PK unit snuffing out four of the Lightning’s five power play opportunities on Wednesday night.

5:22 – Time Canadiens fans had to wait to celebrate the team’s first goal at home this season, with homegrown forward Maxim Lapierre picking off an errant Michael Verance pass and depositing it in the back of the net in the first period. 
 
4 – Number of shots needed by Lapierre in 2010-11 to score his first goal of the campaign.

5– Team-high number of hits thrown by Benoit Pouliot against the Bolts.

31 – Number of seconds needed for Andrei Kostitsyn to put the Habs back in the driver’s seat, scoring one shift after Martin St. Louis drew the Bolts even at two.

13 – Number of points Montreal native Vincent Lecavalier has racked up in his last 11 games against the Habs, adding an assist on Steven Stamkos’ third period marker.

44 – Number of saves made by Carey Price in the home opener, coming off a 36 save performance in Pittsburgh on Saturday night.

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