The Numbers Game – December 12, 2013
PHILADELPHIA - Here's a numerical look at the Canadiens-Flyers game on Thursday night.432 – Total number of games that Daniel Briere suited up for during his six seasons in a Flyers uniform. The 36-year-old forward played his first game in bleu-blanc-rouge in Philadelphia on Thursday night since joining the Habs last summer.
8 – Number of hits dished out by Douglas Murray during Thursday night’s tilt in Philadelphia, including four during the first period alone, upping his season-total to 47 on the year, good enough for seventh spot on the Canadiens.
4 – Number of blocked shots racked up by Raphael Diaz during Thursday night’s tilt, allowing him to up his total to 77 blocks on the season.
80 – Percentage of face-offs won by Lars Eller on Thursday night against Flyers centermen at the Wells Fargo Center. The Dane was solid in the face-off circle, winning 12 of the 15 draws he took.
27:18 – Ice time logged by Andrei Markov against the Flyers on Thursday night, tops among all Canadiens skaters. The Russian rearguard was solid once again on the Habs back end.
5 – Number of defensemen Michel Therrien was forced to use beginning in the latter stages of the second period as Alexei Emelin was assessed a major penalty for elbowing and a game misconduct after coming into contact with Flyers forward Steve Downie.
Game Highlights - Flyers @ Canadiens
Notebook: December 11