The Numbers Game - January 19, 2013
MONTREAL – Here’s a numerical look at the game between the Canadiens and the Maple Leafs at the Bell Centre on Saturday night.
191 – Including tonight’s match-up, the number of game for which Michel Therrien stood behind the Canadiens bench as the team’s head coach.
3,657 – Number of days between Michel Therrien’s last game behind the Habs bench (January 16, 2003) and his return for his second stint, beginning Saturday night.
287 – Number of day since the Canadiens last played a game at the Bell Centre. The match-up was against Toronto and the Habs walked away with a 4-1 win.
7:00 – Amount of time taken by Brandon Prust to drop the gloves in his first game as a Hab, going toe-to-toe with Leafs forward Mike Brown and landing some big shots in the process.
28 – Number years that have passed since a young 18-year-old Petr Svoboda hit the ice with the Canadiens for their first game of the season against the Sabres on Oct. 11, 1984. Alex Galchenyuk just reset the counter to zero, playing his first game with the Habs and in the NHL on Saturday night at the age of 18-years-and342-days-old.
481 – Number of games played by Francis Bouillon with the Canadiens. Bouillon makes his return to the Habs after three seasons with the Nashville Predators.
21, 273 – Fans in attendance at the Bell Centre Saturday night, that booed the ref who called an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on Tomas Plekanec for giving Ben Scrivens a light and likely very refreshing snow shower.
6 – Number of hit thrown by Alexei Emelin in Saturday night’s game, starting the season off right and leading the Canadiens in that department.