The Numbers Game – April 25, 2013
WINNIPEG - Here's a numerical look at the Canadiens-Jets matchup on Thursday night at the MTS Centre.
5 – Number of Canadiens players that weren’t in the lineup for April 4th’s game against the Jets that are back to face them in Winnipeg on Thursday night, with Tomas Plekanec, Rene Bourque, Colby Armstrong, Jarred Tinordi and Raphael Diaz all looking to make their mark in the match.
7 – Number of hits thrown by the Canadiens big defenseman, Jarred Tinordi, who finished at the top of his team in that category at the end of Thursday night’s game.
14 – Number of game stoppages in Thursday’s opening frame, with the Canadiens–Jets match-up quickly proving to be a fast-paced one, most notably with a stretch of six minutes without a whistle in the middle of the period.
91 – Weight in pounds, differentiating the Jets’ heaviest player, Dustin Byfuglien, and the Canadiens’ lightest, Brian Gionta, with the former tipping the scales at 265 pounds and the latter weighing in at 174.
360 – Number of degrees that the Jets’ Nik Antropov rotated vertically, going head over heels when he tried to stop Brendan Gallagher from going on a rush, but instead wound up getting his legs knocked out from underneath him spectacularly by the 20-year-old winger.
2 – Number of times over the course of his last 12 games in which rookie Alex Galchenyuk that has been kept off the scoresheet, with the 19-year-old forward logging another assist Thursday night on Rene Bourque’s second period goal.
100 – Percentage of career points picked up by Rene Bourque against the Jets that came in the form of goals, with the veteran forward finding the back of the finding the back of the net for a third time in seven games against the Manitoba franchise.
2 – Number of periods played by the Jets against the Canadiens in Thursday night’s game before the Winnipeg squad found out they were officially eliminated from playoff contention and their season was coming to an end.
3 – Number of Canadiens players that now share the team’s goal-scoring lead, with Brendan Gallagher tying Brian Gionta and Max Pacioretty with his 14th goal of the season to tie the game for the Habs in the third period.
33 – Percentage of games played by Lars Eller in his career against the Jets in which he’s logged at least two points, doing it again on Thursday night with another two assists.