The Numbers Game - Oct. 1, 2011
3 – Number of prospects that started training camp with the Habs that skated in Saturday night’s game, with only Michael Blunden, Andreas Engqvist and Aaron Palushaj all making it to the last game of the preseason.
4 – Number of players on the Lightning’s Saturday night roster who wore the CH for the Canadiens at some point in their career, with Dominic Moore, Tom Pyatt, Marc-Andre Bergeron and Mathieu Garon all lacing up for Tampa Bay.
1 – Number of preseason goals scored by Brian Gionta. The Habs captain would get his first (unofficial) goal of 2011-12 in style, scoring not only unassisted but also shorthanded.
12 – Pieces of hockey equipment that ended up strewn about the ice after an altercation between P.K. Subban and the Lightning’s Ryan Malone drew in every other skater on the ice.
1:31 – Time it took for Scott Gomez to make Ryan Malone pay for his high-sticking penalty, scoring his third goal of the preseason against Mathieu Garon.
3:30 – Time elapsed between second period Habs goals by Scott Gomez and Mathieu Darche, with a Vincent Lecavalier goal snuck in between them.
3 – Number of goals scored by the Canadiens in the first 10 minutes of the second period, with Scott Gomez, Mathieu Darche and Erik Cole all lighting the lamp.
5 – Preseason-high number of goals scored by the Canadiens in their rematch versus the Lightning, topping their previous high of four from their Sept. 23 win against the Senators in Ottawa.
Good morning Quebec
Bournival and Gallagher returned to their junior team
Notebook - Sept. 30, 2011