The Numbers Game – January 4, 2014
MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at the Canadiens-Senators game presented on Saturday night.
117 – Number of games played between the Ottawa Senators and the Canadiens since the Sens’ return to the NHL in 1992-93 before tonight. The Habs post a 57-55-10-5 record in the span, including a 32-23-3-4 record in Montreal.
1 - Number of bats in attendance during tonight's game. The winged intruder found its way into the arena before the pre-game warmup and narrowly missed colliding with Ottawa’s Colin Greening.
6:09 – Powerplay time for the Habs during the first period. The team was unfortunately unable to light the lamp in that timespan.
2:30 – Length of shift for Andrei Markov during a first period Habs man advantage. After taking a 28 second breather, Markov went back out on the ice for another 1:50 to quarterback a five-on-three powerplay.
45 – Career games played by Daniel Briere against Ottawa. The forward, who scored his team’s first goal at 11:32 in the first period, has 40 points against the NHL squad based closest to his home town of Gatineau, QC. He would later add two more points in the third period.
1 – Points as a Hab for defenseman Douglas Murray. The Swede had an assist on Briere’s goal.
32 – Career points by Tomas Plekanec as a Canadien against the Senators, highest among current Habs. December 2013’s Molson Cup recipient came into the game with 12 goals and 20 assists against Ottawa.
43 – Games since 2009-10 where Brian Gionta has registered at least 4 shots on net, more often than any of his current teammates. Against the Senators, the captain put the puck on goal a team-high four times.
19 – Home games remaining for the Canadiens in the 2013-14 season. After Saturday’s game against the Senators, the team is now (12-9-2) at the Bell Centre for the year.
8– Hits by Alexei Emelin on Saturday night. The Habs finished with 31 hits in total against the Senators.
11 – Days before the next Habs-Sens game, which will be played at Canadian Tire Centre in Kanata on January 16th.