The Numbers Game – March 30, 2013
MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at the Habs-Rangers match-up on Saturday night at the Bell Centre.
1542 – Number of days that have elapsed since the last time a defenseman younger than Nathan Beaulieu suited up for the Habs. The date was Jan. 8, 2009 and the player was Yannick Weber – only 8 days younger than Beaulieu when he made his debut.
1 – Number of goals scored on the Canadiens by the New York Rangers in three games this season, with the Habs doing a great job of keeping the puck out of their net shutting the Rangers out again on Saturday night.
2 – Number of times out the Canadiens three games against the Rangers this season that the New York franchise has opted to start Martin Biron between the pipes over Henrik Lundqvist, with each goalie allowing three goals in their previous starts this season vs. Montreal.
47 – Number of seconds needed by Michael Ryder to open up the scoring in Saturday night’s game, with the Canadiens’ sniper wasting no time getting his team on the board with the fastest goal by a Habs player this season, topping Travis Moen’s goal scored in 49 seconds on Feb. 21.
8 – Number of days that have elapsed since Jeff Halpern joined the Canadiens lineup after being claimed off waivers from the New York Rangers in March 22, taking on his old teammates for the first time on Saturday night.
16 – Number of first period saves made by Carey Price on Saturday night, with the Habs goalie turning aside everything from 2-on-1s to breakaways to goalmouth scrambles, to allow his team to go up by two goals despite being out-shot 16-10.
8 – Number of times this season in which P.K. Subban has logged multi-point games, adding his latest on Saturday night against the Rangers, picking up three assists to tie a season high set against the Panthers on March 10.
Game Highlights: Canadiens-Rangers