The Numbers Game - Jan. 7, 2012
MONTREAL – Here’s a numerical look at the game between the Canadiens and the Lightning at the Bell Centre on Saturday night.
66.6% - Number of players in the league that wear No. 76 who are playing in Saturday night’s game at the Bell Centre, with Canadiens’ defenseman P.K. Subban and Lightning rookie, Pierre-Cédric Labrie, playing in his first NHL game, both sporting the number.
2 – Number of players that were reminded of their days in Pee-wee hockey Saturday night, when wearing a full cage on your helmet was obligatory. Alexei Emelin and Martin St. Louis were both rocking the full cage look due to facial injuries.
3 – Number of hits registered by Tomas Plekanec in the game’s first period – three times more than any other player on the ice at that time, and one more hit then the entire Tampa Bay squad combined as the teams headed to intermission.
8 – Number of players that registered their first goal in a Canadiens uniform so far this season, with Michael Blunden being the latest Hab to join that group with a second period goal in Saturday night’s game.
93 – Number of seconds that elapsed between the Canadiens’ first and second goals in the game’s second frame, with Max Pacioretty beating Mathieu Garon on a breakaway after Mike Blunden went five-hole an instant earlier.
4 – Number of shots put on Mathieu Garon by Max Pacioretty in Saturday night’s tilt, with the hard work paying off and Pacioretty netting his first goal since December 10th against the New Jersey Devils.
3 – Number of players born in the U.S. that have scored a total of 30 goals or more with the Canadiens before the age of 24. They are Chris Higgins, Mathieu Schneider and Max Pacioretty, who scored the 32nd of his career in Saturday night’s second period.
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