The Numbers Game – December 10, 2013
MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at the Canadiens-Kings game at the Bell Centre on Tuesday night.14 – Number of years, minus one day, since the Kings last picked up a win in Montreal, dating back to a 4-2 L.A. win on Dec. 11, 1999.
38 – Number of seconds needed for the first power play of the game to be awarded, with Drew Doughty heading off for tripping on his opening shift of the night.
8 – Number of seconds needed by Alex Galchenyuk to land three shots on goal during that man advantage, helping the Habs rack up seven shots on that initial power play opportunity.
865 – Number of kilometers separating the birth cities of the two starting netminders in the game, with Anahim Lake, BC native, Carey Price, facing off against North Vancouver’s Martin Jones, who suited up for just his third career NHL game on Tuesday.
10 – Consecutive number of games in which Price had given up two or fewer goals prior to Tuesday night. The 26-year-old was replaced between the pipes by Peter Budaj after allowing four goals for just the fourth time this season.
6 – Number of hits dished out by Alexei Emelin in the outing, making up for lost time after missing the first 20 games of the campaign by bringing his season total to 43 hits in just 11 games, good enough for second on the team in that category.
14 – Number of Habs who threw at least one hit in the game, with only three Canadiens players failing to get on the stats sheet in that category.
36 – Number of games since the Habs last allowed six or more goals in a single night, dating back to a 6-4 loss to the Penguins on April 17, 2013 last season.