The Numbers Game – May 3, 2013
MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at the Canadiens-Senators Game 2 matchup on Friday night at the Bell Centre.
8:32 – Amount of ice-time given to Eric Gryba over a period-and-a-half of hockey in Game 1 of the opening-round series between the Canadiens and the Senators – time that the Sens will now have to distribute differently among the rest of their blue-liners with Gryba being handed a two-game suspension from the league’s disciplinary committee for his hit on Lars Eller, Thursday night.
7:26 – Amount of time taken by the Ottawa Senators to put their first shot of the night on Carey Price, with the Habs’ fore-check working well to keep the Sens at bay and in their own zone.
8 – Number of shots taken by the Habs on Craig Anderson before the Senators sent their first piece of rubber at Carey Price, with the Canadiens also blocking four attempted shots by Ottawa in that period.
11 – Number by which the Canadiens out-hit the Senators in Friday night’s first period of action, coming out on top with 18-7 edge in the crash and bang department. Six players on the Habs including Brandon Prust (4), Colby Armstrong (3), Rene Bourque (2), Jarred Tinordi (2), Raphael Diaz (2) and P.K. Subban (2) all logged multiple hits, while Andre Benoit of the Sens was the only player on his team to register two.
4 – Number of shots taken by Jeff Halpern in Friday’s first period along – more than his end-of-game total in any other full match he’s played in this season.
2 – Number of teeth lost by goaltenders in the-opening round series between the Canadiens and the Senators with Craig Anderson losing one in their first game and Carey Price dropping a Chiclet of his own in the second frame of Game 2.
100 – Percentage of career playoff games disputed so far for Alex Galchenyuk and Brendan Gallagher in which they’ve logged at least one point, with the two rookie sensations coming together to notch the Habs second goal of the evening.
19 – Number of Canadiens players that have now recorded at least one point in the 2012-13 playoffs to date, with Ryan White adding his name to that list after a hard-working, unassisted goal against Craig Anderson to open the scoring.
14:38 – Rene Bourque’s ice-time in Friday night’s game, with the 31-year-old forward turning in a complete performance for the Habs, playing a physical game, picking up an important assist and being one of the many members of his team that worked overtime to make up for the loss of Lars Eller, Max Pacioretty and Brian Gionta.
6 – Number of hits thrown by Colby Armstrong over the course of Friday’s game – a season high for the 30-year-old winger that came at the best possible time.
Game Highlights: Canadiens-Senators