The Numbers Game – April 6, 2013
MONTREAL -- Here's a numerical look at the Canadiens-Bruins matchup on Saturday night at the Bell Centre.
1:56 – Amount of time needed for the first scrum of the evening to break out, with Francis Bouillon and Andrew Ference receiving two minutes apiece for roughing after dropping the gloves less than two minutes into the game.
3 – Consecutive number of games in which Alex Galchenyuk has registered at least one point – the longest streak so far in his young career – following his opening marker in Saturday’s game.
|Galchenyuk gets his fifth|
26 – Number of times in 39 possible games that the Canadiens have gotten on the board first, opening the scoring against the Bruins less than seven minutes into the first period.
18 – Number of points in as many games racked up by Michael Ryder since making his return to his first NHL home following his trade from Dallas in February.
4 – Number of points picked up by Ryder in three games against the Bruins this season, scoring his third goal in as many games against his former team on Saturday night.
31 – Number of points accrued by P.K. Subban in 31 games this season following his two-assist effort against Boston – leading all NHL defensemen in that category and becoming the Canadiens’ lone point-per game player.
11 – Number of players in the NHL who currently have more goals than Ryder this year, with the Habs sharpshooter now sitting tied for 12th in the league with 16 goals.
23:34 – Amount of ice time enjoyed by newly-acquired Hab Davis Drewiske in his third game with the Canadiens, setting a new season-high for the 28-year-old blue-liner.
70 – Percentage of faceoffs won by Tomas Plekanec in the outing, winning 14 of his 20 draws after nearly missing Saturday’s game with a groin injury.
6 – Game-high number of shots blocked by Josh Gorges, helping the Habs edge out Boston 23-13 in that category.
1 – Number of power plays enjoyed by the Boston Bruins on Saturday night, with the Canadiens finishing the outing with just four penalty minutes to their credit thanks to Bouillon’s coincidental roughing minor in the first period and Lars Eller's holding penalty in the final minute of regulation.
Alex Galchenyuk picks his spot
Michael Ryder tips one home