The Numbers Game – May 2, 2013
MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at the Canadiens-Senators Game 1 matchup on Thursday night at the Bell Centre.
365 – Number of days since Marc Bergevin took over the reins of the organization, leading the franchise from 15th in the conference to the top of the northeast division in the year since his inaugural press conference, on May 2, 2012.
222 – Number of kilometers between the Bell Centre and Scotiabank Place, with just over a two-hour drive separating the Habs and Sens’ home arenas in the All-Canadian first-round matchup.
5 – Number of Habs enjoying their first taste of playoff hockey on Thursday night, with Max Pacioretty, Raphael Diaz, Alex Galchenyuk, Brendan Gallagher and Jarred Tinordi all making their NHL postseason debuts in Game 1.
16 – Number of Habs to register at least one shot in Game 1, combining for 31 shots in the first two periods alone.
34 – Number of shots needed for the Canadiens to finally solve Craig Anderson on Thursday night, with Rene Bourque rifling a perfect backhand over the Sens netminder to tie it up in the second period.
27 – Number of those shots that were fired in the second period, establishing a new franchise record for a playoff game.
20 – Number of years since the Canadiens last recorded 50 shots in a playoff game, dating back to a 2-1 overtime win over the Nordiques on April 22, 1992.
18 – Number of Canadiens players who have picked up at least one career playoff point, with Gallagher and Galchenyuk getting the first of their postseason careers on the power play in the second period.
Game Highlights: Canadiens-Senators