The Numbers Game – November 30, 2013
MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at the Canadiens-Maple Leafs game at the Bell Centre on Saturday night.
721 – Games played against the Toronto Maple Leafs since 1926. Toronto moves into a tie with Boston as the Canadiens’ most frequent opponent in league history.
3 – Number of NHL defensemen who lead their teams in scoring heading into Saturday. Montreal’s P.K. Subban (21P in 26PG), Ottawa’s Erik Karlsson (26P in 26GP) and Columbus’ James Wisniewski (18P in 25GP) are the only such blueliners league-wide.
81 – Number of Saturday night home tilts between the Habs and the Leafs. The Habs have come on top 48 times for a 59% winning percentage.
6 – Number of times the Habs have closed out the regular season with more points than the Leafs in eight seasons since the lockout. It’s anybody’s guess which team will finish ahead in 2013-14, as both Montreal and Toronto and deadlocked at 31 points heading into Saturday.
58 – Seconds needed for Max Pacioretty to put the Habs up by one. The sniper whacked home his own rebound past Jonathan Bernier after going on a breakaway.
9 – Career assists for Carey Price, who had a helper on Pacioretty’s goal.
2200 – Goals scored against the Leafs in franchise history. P.K. Subban hit the milestone by beating Bernier with a high wrist shot in the middle of the first frame11 – Goals for Tomas Plekanec against the Maple Leafs since the 2005 Lockout. He's now tied with Alex Kovalev as the highest-scoring Hab against the Leafs in the salary cap era.
10 – Shots for Max Pacioretty, who scored his second goal of the night short-handed in the second period.
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