The Numbers Game – September 20, 2013
26 – Number of seconds that elapsed between goals from Greg Pateryn and Alex Galchenyuk in the first period.
50 – The Canadiens’ shooting percentage against Hurricanes goaltender Cam Ward to start the game after Michel Therrien’s squad beat him twice on four shots during the opening minutes of the tilt.
98 – Number of additional fights Brandon Prust (104) has participated in over the course of his NHL career than Hurricanes defenseman Matt Corrente (6), his opponent during a first-period tussle on Friday night.
1 – Number of times Michael Bournival has likely been applauded at Quebec City’s Colisée Pepsi. A former enemy of the Quebec Remparts during his days as a member of the Shawinigan Cataractes, Bournival tallied the Canadiens’ fourth goal of the game on Friday night, much to the crowd's enjoyment.
11 – Number of saves registered by goaltender Peter Budaj during his stint in goal on Friday night before being replaced by Dustin Tokarski during the second period.
14:24 – Time that elapsed during the second period of Friday night's game before a Hurricanes player managed to register a shot on goal against the Habs.
100 – Max Pacioretty's career penalty shot conversion percentage. Unfortunately, his tally on Friday night against Ward will not figure into his official NHL statistics since his goal came during the preseason.
720 – Number of days that elapsed since the Canadiens last registered a preseason victory and the squad’s 6-0 win over the Hurricanes. Prior to Friday night’s win, the Habs last posted a preseason win on October 1, 2011 – a 5-1 victory over the Lightning Quebec City’s Colisée Pepsi.