The Numbers Game - April 4, 2012
MONTREAL – Here’s a numerical look at the game between the Canadiens and the Lightning at Bell Centre on Wednesday night.
200 – Number of games played by Max Pacioretty in the Habs jersey, reaching the milestone on Wednesday night when playing the Lightning.
700 – Career games played by Erik Cole since making the jump into the NHL in 2001. As with Pacioretty, the 33 year-old veteran reached the impressive milestone on Wednesday when the Habs hosted the Bolts and celebrated by netting two goals.
66 – Percentage of goals scored by Alexei Emelin’s so far this season against teams in the Southeast division. Emelin scored goal number three on Wednesday night against Tampa; he had also registered a goal against the Winnipeg Jets back in early February.
7– Number of Canadiens players in uniform on Wednesday night that have acted under Tampa Bay's head coach Guy Boucher's order with the Hamilton Bulldogs back in 2009-2010. They are: Gabriel Dumont, David Desharnais, Aaron Palushaj, Frederic St-Denis, Max Pacioretty, P.K. Subban and Robert Mayer.
7:30 – Ice time enjoyed by Gabriel Dumont in his first ever NHL game. In 7:30 on the Bell Centre ice, the Degelis-native dished out three hits.
60 – Points registered by David Desharnais so far this season after recording two assists in Wednesday’s game. The speedy frontman is second only to Max Pacioretty at the top of the Canadiens stats sheet.
12 – Number of times the Montreal faithful were able to indulge in free chicken wings at la Cage aux Sports this season after the Canadiens scored five goals. Max Pacioretty came up with goal number 5 Wednesday night in the 5-2 win over the Bolts.