The Numbers Game - Mar. 14, 2012
MONTREAL - Here’s a numerical look at the game between the Senators and the Canadiens at the Bell Centre on Wednesday night.
1 – Number of high fives given by Erik Cole to a referee after scoring his 27th of the season.
487 – Numbers of days that have passed since the last time Andrei Markov set foot on the Bell Centre ice. His last game goes back to November 13, 2010, when he injured himself while playing the Carolina Hurricanes.
9 – Number of players in uniform against the Sens who weren’t wearing the Habs jersey on the first game of the season in Toronto on October 6, 2011.
21 – Career points registered by Erik Cole against Ottawa. Cole makes the Sens the ninth team against whom he’s recorded at least 20 points after netting one in the first period.
3 – Blocked shots by Josh Gorges in tonight’s game against the Senators. Gorges tops the NHL with 202 after making two key blocks on the penalty kill in the second.
2 – Number of times in his career Petteri Nokelainen squared off against a player who was not wearing a Rangers jersey, dropping his gloves in front of Jared Cowen of the Sens at the end of the first. The Finnish player has fought three times against Rangers players.
7 – Consecutive games in which Max Pacioretty recorded at least one point, a personal record. The young forward tallied five goals and seven assists in that period span after setting David Desharnais up for a goal early in the third.-canadiens.com.