The Numbers Game - February 14, 2013
SUNRISE – Here's a numerical look at the Habs-Panthers match-up on Thursday night at the BB&T Center.
10 – Number of games that Carey Price (131) trails current Panthers’ netminder Jose Theodore (141) by on the Canadiens list of all-time winningest goalies in Habs history as the two goaltenders, sitting 8th and 9th on that list, face off against each other in Thursday night’s game at the BB&T Center in Sunrise.
5 – Numbers of names the Panthers arena has gone by since it originally opened on Oct. 3, 1998 starting off Broward Civic Arena before becoming the National Car Rental Center, the Office Depot Center and the BankAtlantic Center and then changing again in 2013, into the BB&T Center.
7 – Percentage of NHL games played by Erik Cole that have been against the Panthers, with the Habs forward disputing his 50th game versus the Florida team on Thursday, putting him up by at least 10 games up in that category on every other current Hab.
34 – Number of goals scored by the Canadiens and Panthers against each other in Florida since the 2004-05 lockout, with Rene Bourque snapping the tie with a overtime marker.
34 – Combined number of shots taken by both teams over the course of Thursday night’s first two periods of action, with neither team managing to make their way on the scoreboard in that time.
3 – Number of games in the NHL this season in which no goals were scored in regulation time, with the Canadiens-Panthers match becoming their third to be deadlocked at 0-0 after 60 minutes of play.