The Numbers Game - Oct. 13
1:47 – Amount of time needed by Andrei Kostitsyn to score the first goal of 2011-12 on Bell Centre ice, slamming home a Max Pacioretty rebound to open the scoring against the Flames.
5 – Consecutive number of seasons in which the Canadiens have scored the first goal in their home opener thanks to Kostitsyn's first-period marker.
1,497 – Combined number of NHL games played by the Canadiens defensemen in the lineup on Thursday night, compared with 2,744 games for the Flames D corps.
5 – Game-high number of shots blocked by Josh Gorges on Thursday night, bringing his season total to a team-leading 12 to date.
6 – Game-high number of hits dished out by Travis Moen and Erik Cole in the outing, bringing their 2011-12 totals to a team-leading eight apiece.
10:57 – Ice time enjoyed by Lars Eller against the Flames, seeing action for the first time since undergoing offseason shoulder surgery.