The Numbers Game - Feb. 11, 2012
81 – Number of points racked up in 89 career games by Mats Sundin against the Habs over the course of his 18-year NHL career. The former Leafs captain’s jersey was raised to the ACC rafters just prior to puck drop on Saturday night.
25 – Number of shifts played by Rene Bourque in the outing, double-shifting with both the Plekanec-Darche and Gomez-Kostitsyn lines on Saturday night.
3 – Number of goals scored by Bourque in nine career games versus the Leafs, including two since being traded to Montreal on Jan. 12.
5 – Number of times Erik Cole has hit the 20-goal benchmark in his NHL career, beating James Reimer with a wrister to reach the plateau 56 games into the season.
2 – Number of Canadiens players who have hit the 20-goal mark so far in 2011-12, including Cole and linemate Max Pacioretty, who scored his 20th, 21st and 22nd of the year on Thursday night in Long Island.
4 – Number of goals racked up by Pacioretty in the past two games, following up Thursday’s hat trick with a power play goal in the second period against the Leafs.
9 – Number of hits dished out by Alexei Emelin in the outing, leading all rookie defensemen in the NHL with 165 so far this season.
100 – Percentage of Leafs power plays snuffed out by the Canadiens’ penalty killers in the outing, brining Montreal’s PK rating to a league-best 89.7% this season.
4 – Consecutive number of games won by Montreal, matching their season-high four-game win streak between Oct. 26 and Nov. 4, 2011.
8 – Number of free chicken wings hungry Habs fans will be able to eat at Cage aux Sports locations across Quebec following the team’s five-goal performance on Saturday night.- canadiens.com
Congrats for Mats
Boxscore: Canadiens-Maple Leafs