The Numbers Game - January 22, 2013
MONTREAL – Here’s a numerical look at the Canadiens' 4-1 win over the Panthers at the Bell Centre on Tuesday night
200 – Consecutive number of games played by Brandon Prust, dating back to January 17, 2010 with the Flames, making the gritty newcomer the Canadiens’ new Iron Man.
281 – Combined number of games of NHL experience accrued by the members of the Prust-Alex Galchenyuk-Brendan Gallagher line prior to Tuesday’s game, including 280 by Prust.
|Alex Galchenyuk scores his first career NHL goal|
1,371 – Number of days since Alex Kovalev played at the Bell Centre in a Canadiens uniform, dating back to April 22, 2009 against the Bruins, returning to his old stomping grounds for the first time as a member of the Panthers on Tuesday night.
2 – Number of players in uniform on Tuesday night who weren’t even born when Kovalev made his NHL debut in October 1992, including Kovy’s current Panthers teammate Jonathan Huberdeau and Canadiens rookie Alex Galchenyuk.
10 – Number of times in as many games that former Habs netminder Jose Theodore has taken in a game at the Bell Centre as a backup with the visitors since 2008.
23 – Number of years that legendary broadcaster Richard Garneau called Habs games for La soirée du hockey. The Hall-of-Famer was honored prior to puck drop on Tuesday night.
63 – Number of 5-on-3 seconds needed by Andrei Markov to showcase his All-Star power-play prowess, giving the Habs a 2-0 lead off a two-man advantage in the first period.
2 – Number of times in his career that Markov has scored two power play goals in one night, with the other coming on December 19, 2009 against the Islanders, after returning from a 35-game absence.
19:07 – Amount of ice time needed by Galchenyuk to score his first NHL goal, deflecting home a Brandon Prust shot in the second period of his second career NHL game.
28 – Number of years since the last time an 18-year-old scored a goal for the Canadiens, dating back to Petr Svoboda’s rookie season in 1984-85.
37 – Number of hits dished out by the Habs on Tuesday night, including nine by Alexei Emelin and four apiece for Rene Bourque, Francis Bouillon, Brandon Prust, Erik Cole and Brendan Gallagher, compared with 18 hits thrown by the entire Panthers team combined.
HIGHLIGHTS: Pleky scores, Galchenyuk's first NHL goal, Markov pots two
Boxscore: Jan 22., 2013 vs. Florida
Breaking the ice