The Numbers Game - Nov. 23, 2011
RALEIGH – Here's a numerical look at the Canadiens-Hurricanes matchup on Wednesday at the RBC Center.
1 – Number of goals let in by Carey Price over the course of his last three starts, before the accidentally knocking the puck over his own goal-line 34 seconds into the Habs’ Wednesday night game.
1117 – Number of days that elapsed since the last time Erik Cole skated out onto RBC Center ice wearing a non-Hurricanes jersey when he returned on November 1, 2008 as a member of the Oilers.
15 – Number of seasons that Habs assistant coach Randy Ladouceur was a member of the Hurricanes organization, having played seven seasons with Hartford before becoming assistant bench-boss of those same Whalers in 1996-97 and then following the team in their move to Raleigh.
1 – Number of short-handed goals scored by Lars Eller over the course of his career, with the young Dane notching his first shorty to cut the Hurricanes’ lead in half during Wednesday’s second period.
2 – Members of the Carolina Hurricanes that have the same last name as a character from The Simpsons, with one being Jeff “Seymour” Skinner and Jamie “Rainier Wolfcastle” McBain.
21:57 – Hal Gill’s ice time in Wednesday night’s game; the veteran defenseman making his first appearance since being sidelined by a virus on November 12.
71 – David Desharnais’ face off efficiency in Wednesday night’s game. The Habs center came into the match-up with a efficiency average of 49.3% in the dot.
9 – Number of points racked up by Josh Gorges so far in 2011-12, with the Habs defenseman adding an assist against the ‘Canes and bringing himself one point away from his 2009-10 total of 10 in 82 games.
100 – With his goal against the ‘Canes, number of career points for Travis Moen; the Habs forward going Even-Steven with 50 goals and 50 assists.