The Numbers Game - Dec. 6, 2011
81 – Number of games played by Curtis Sanford as a member of the Canadiens’ farm team, the Hamilton Bulldogs over the course of the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons before being picked up by the Columbus Blue Jackets as a free agent.
7:18 – Time elapsed in the first period before Erik Cole put the first shot on goal for the Canadiens, a high wrister that Curtis Sanford had to be sharp to glove.
2 – Number of seconds left in the first period when Andrei Kostitsyn evened the scored thanks to an incredible neutral zone play by Michael Cammalleri that stole the puck and sent it to AK46 who went upstairs for a buzzer beater.
9 – Number of checks dished out by Alexei Emelin over the course of Tuesday night’s game, the Russian defenseman leading all Canadiens skaters in 2011-12 with 73 tonight hits.
+13 – Josh Gorges differential so far in 2011-12, with the Habs gritty defenseman adding to his total on the Canadiens’ first goal of the night.
8:20 – Time elapsed in the second period before P.K. Subban put the Habs’ first shot of the frame on Curtis Sanford while the Canadiens were on the power play.
22:26 - Alexei Emelin's ice time in Tuesday night's game, cracking the 20 minute and also grabbing a point on the game-tying goal.