The Numbers Game - Sept. 25, 2011
6:34 – Time needed by Scott Gomez to net his second goal in as many preseason games played, adding to his two-point-performance from Friday night’s tilt against the Sens.
3 – Number of times since 2007 that the Canadiens have faced the Boston Bruins in Halifax for a preseason match-up.
44 – Number of Canadiens players who have taken part in at least one preseason game in 2011-12. Defenseman Morgan Ellis became the latest prospect to join the group, lacing up for the Habs on Sunday night.
0 – Number of games in which newcomer Erik Cole has been held off the scoresheet since putting on a Habs jersey, collecting at least one point in each of his three preseason games played.
3 – Number of times since the beginning of the preseason that a Canadiens skater has invited an opponent to drop the gloves, with Alex Henry becoming the third after trading blows with the Bruins’ Shawn Thornton in the first period.
2 – Number of Canadiens who have played a team-high four preseason games as of Sunday night, with Aaron Palushaj and Andreas Engqvist lacing up more than any other Hab so far in 2011-12.
4 – Number of goals scored by the Bruins special-team units, with two coming on the powerplay and the other two, shorthanded.
4 – Team-high mumber of points amassed by Cole and Palushaj since the beginning of training camp.
Post-Game show: Alex Henry
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