The Numbers Game – December 2, 2013
MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at the Canadiens-Devils game at the Bell Centre on Monday night.53 – Games played by the Devils at the Bell Centre since the New Jersey team’s inception. On November 2nd 1982, the Habs won the teams’ first confrontation by the score of 5 to 4.
2 – Number of NHL games played by Martin Brodeur in Montreal before the birth of the youngest player involved in Monday’s tilt. Alex Galchenyuk was born on February 12th 1994, when Brodeur was already guarding the Devils net.
8033 – Days separating the birth dates of Devil Jaromir Jagr, the oldest player on the ice on Monday, and that of Alex Galchenyuk, the youngest. That comes out to 21 years and 363 days.
8 – Number of shots needed to beat Martin Brodeur for the Habs’ first goal. Rene Bourque fired a low shot through the netminder in the middle of the second period.
3 – Number of teams against which P.K. Subban has yet to record an assist, which includes Chicago, Dallas and Detroit. The star defenseman obtained his first career helper against the Devils on Bourque’s goal.
8 – Points accumulated by David Desharnais in his last seven games. The speedy centerman set up both of the Habs’ second period markers.
8 – Goals scored by Max Pacioretty in his last seven games. Montreal’s new leading goal-scorer potted his tenth of the year on the powerplay and moved ahead of teammates Tomas Plekanec and Brendan Gallagher in this category.
13.7% - Percentage of multi-point games for David Desharnais during his NHL career. He has 120 points in 204 career regular season games.
4 – Shots for Alex Galchenyuk against the Devils. The American sophomore broke a 2-2 tie by tipping home an Alexei Emelin shot in the third period.
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