The Numbers Game – April 23, 2013
NEWARK - Here's a numerical look at the Canadiens-Devils matchup on Tuesday night at the Prudential Center.
100 – Percentage of current members of the New Jersey Devils that wear numbers 35 or under on the back of their jerseys with the highest belonging to No. 33 Alex Urbom. Comparatively, the Habs went the other way numerically with 50% of the team picking numbers over 35.
34 – Number of players that are currently listed on the Canadiens’ official roster after the team made a mass call-up from the Hamilton Bulldogs on Monday night. The Habs are now composed of 18 forwards, 12 defensemen and four goaltenders.
100 – Percentage of first-period face offs won by David Desharnais, with the Habs center coming out on top in all five of his trips to the dot – a summit among all players in Tuesday night’s opening frame of action.
1725 – Number of days that separate brothers Brian and Stephen Gionta in age, with the two siblings going up against each other on Tuesday night during Brian’s 693rd game in the NHL and Stephen’s 59th.
14 – Number of goals scored by Max Pacioretty, joining Brian Gionta as the Canadiens leading goal-scorer thanks to his second period marker.
57 – Number of days that elapsed since the last time Raphael Diaz logged a point, with his last one coming on February 25, 2013 before Tuesday night’s game when he picked up a point on Max Pacioretty’s goal in his second game back from a concussion.
1 – Number of Canadiens players that have posted at least one point per game over the course of their careers against the Devils, with only Alex Galchenyuk having logged three points in his three games against the New Jersey squad.
6 – Number of teams in the NHL against which Lars Eller has scored at least three goals in the course of his career, with Winnipeg (4), Boston (3), Calgary (3), Carolina (3), Ottawa (3) and now the Devils also making the list after Eller’s second period goal on Martin Brodeur on Tuesday night.'
200 – Number of games played by P.K. Subban and Lars Eller in a Canadiens jersey as of Tuesday night, with Subban having played every game of his career with the Habs and Lars Eller playing in his 200th with Montreal after getting in seven with St. Louis where he started in the NHL.