The Numbers Game - Jan. 14, 2012
MONTREAL – Here’s a numerical look at the game between the Canadiens and the Senators at Bell Centre on Saturday night.
2 – Number of people on the ice that felt the sting of P.K. Subban’s only hit of the first period, with Subban hammering the Sens’ Colin Greening into one of the game’s linesmen, almost putting the official right into the Canadiens’ bench.
2 – Number of times this season that Carey Price has dressed for nine consecutive starts between the pipes.
20 – Number of shifts taken by Scott Gomez on Saturday night in his first match suiting up for the Canadiens after being shelved with a lower body injury for the team’s last 21 games.
4 – Number of players in the NHL that have taken over 900 face offs since the beginning of the season, with Habs’ center, Tomas Plekanec adding his name to that group in Saturday night’s game.
3 – Number of consecutive games in which the Canadiens haven’t been able to find the back of the net over the first two periods of action.
51 – Number of hits thrown by Michael Blunden in only 21 hits with the Canadiens this season.
3 – Number of Canadiens in Saturday night’s game that had put three shots on goal after two frames of action, compare to zero players on the Sens’ side, with Erik Cole, P.K. Subban and Tomas Plekanec all peppering Craig Anderson with rubber over two periods.
50 – Tomas Plekanec percentage of success on his last two short-handed breakaways, with the hard-working center missing his chance against Tim Thomas and the Bruins on Thursday, but finding the back of the net Saturday night against the Senators.
12 – Number of points recorded by Tomas Plekanec when playing on special teams, posting his first short-handed point at the beginning of Saturday night’s third period.