The Numbers Game - January 29, 2013
MONTREAL – Here’s a numerical look at the Jets-Habs match-up at the Bell Centre on Tuesday night.
102 – Number of pounds separating the Jets’ largest player, Dustin Byfuglien, listed at 265, and the Habs’ smallest player, Brendan Gallagher, listed at 163, in weight, with the two squaring off against each other for the first time in Gally’s four NHL games to date.
1 – Number of players on the ice for Tuesday night’s game at the Bell Centre that hail from the Jets’ home province of Manitoba, with the Habs’ gritty forward, Ryan White facing off against the Jets for the first time in his career.
4 – Number of consecutive games in which the Canadiens have been the first team to score, with Rene Bourque lighting the lamp early in the Habs’ tilt against the Jets.
1 – Number of shots needed by Rene Bourque in Tuesday night’s game to light the lamp for the Habs, with the Bourque blasting a slapper past the Jets’ Ondrej Pavelec for his first of the season and the Canadiens’ first of the match.
19 – Number of on-ice shifts that separate Brendan Gallagher’s first two NHL goals, with the young forward notching his first Sunday night against the Devils and his second coming in the first period against the Winnipeg Jets.
36.7 – Percentage of points accumulated by the defensemen for the Canadiens so far this season, with Andrei Markov and Raphael Diaz leading the team in points with six apiece.
18 – Number of shots blocked by Josh Gorges over the course of the Habs’ present campaign, with the defensive pillar making probably his most important of the year, stopping a Kyle Wellwood shot on an open net when Carey Price had slid out of his crease.
47 – Percentage of the 17 shots the logged by the Canadiens after two periods that were taken by Brian Gionta and Erik Cole. Both Habs forwards registered four shots each and Cole’s fourth effort also resulted in his first goal of the 2012-13 season.
4 – Number of consecutive games in which the Canadiens have scored at least four goals – something fans haven’t been treated to since January of 2008 when the Habs potted four goals or more in five consecutive games.- canadiens.com
Game highlights: Jets vs Canadiens
Boxscore: Jan 29., 2013 vs. Winnipeg
Notebook – January 29, 2013