The Numbers Game - Feb. 7, 2012
MONTREAL - Here’s a numerical look at the game between the Canadiens and the Penguins at the Bell Centre on Tuesday night.
1:46 – Times of Travis Moen’s first shift back from injury Tuesday night, with the gritty forward not exactly getting eased into the game, having to stay on the ice twice in a row after a double dose of icing calls against the Habs.
0 – Number of penalties handed out by refs Marc Joannette and Dennis LaRue over the course of the Tuesday night’s first period, with special teams not really being a factor with both teams being on their best behaviour in the opening frame.
3 – Number of quality scoring chances earned by the Canadiens while playing shorthanded on the first penalty of the night, with Mathieu Darche getting one and Tomas Plekanec the other two – all on separate rushes.
2 – Number of points posted by Louis Leblanc in his four games since rejoining the Canadiens, with the rookie forward beating Marc-Andre Fleury for this third goal of the year to open up the game’s scoring mid-way through the second period.
114:46 – Amount of time elapsed since the last time Carey Price allowed a goal at the Bell Centre, before finally being beaten the Pens’ Pascal Dupuis at the beginning of the third period.
100 – Percantage of the Canadiens’ penalty killing efficiency over the last five games, stopping all three of the Penguins power plays over the course of Tuesday night’s tilt.
3 – Number of the four match-ups between the Canadiens and the Penguins this season that have gone into overtime.