The Numbers Game - March 27, 2012
MONTREAL – Here’s a numerical look at the game between the Canadiens and the Panthers at the Bell Centre on Tuesday night.
31 – Team-leading number of goals scored by Erik Cole so far in 2011-12, setting a new career high with a power play marker in the first period against the Panthers.
4 – Number of points racked up by Cole and David Desharnais against the Panthers this season, including three goals and an assist for Cole and the reverse for his playmaking centerman.
111 – Number of days since Frederic St. Denis last recorded a point with the Canadiens, picking up an assist on Louis Leblanc’s second-period goal after most recently scoring against the Canucks on December 8.
35 – Percentage of games Ryan White has played in this season in which he has dropped the gloves, fighting for a seventh time in 20 games since returning from offseason surgery in February.
80 – Percentage of Leblanc’s goals this season that have come at the Bell Centre, scoring his fourth of five career goals at home on Tuesday night,
17 – Number of Habs who threw at least one hit on Tuesday night, including Alexei Emelin who led the team with five hits of his own.
35 – Number of games involving the Habs this season that have needed extra time to decide a winner, including Tuesday’s shootout loss to the Panthers.