The Numbers Game – January 8, 2014
4 – Habs players who have suited up for every single game this season. Tomas Plekanec, P.K. Subban, Lars Eller and Andrei Markov have seen action in every single Canadiens game in 2013-14.
92 – Consecutive games for Alex Galchenyuk. The 19 year-old saw his streak snapped and missed the first NHL game of his career on Wednesday night after suffering a hand injury on Monday.
7 – Sochi-bound Olympians in the Habs lineup on Wednesday. Plekanec, Markov, Subban, Diaz, Pacioretty, Budaj and Emelin are the skaters chosen by their respective countries to participate in the Sochi Winter Games. Carey Price, who started the game on the Montreal bench, has also been named one of the three goaltenders for Team Canada. In comparison, the Flyers will send five of theirs to the Olympics this year.
18 – Career points for Daniel Briere against the Flyers, his former team.
6:19 – Time span during the first period when neither team managed to get a shot on goal, despite having five total attempts blocked by the opposing team. Max Pacioretty finally forced Steve Mason to make a save to snap the streak.
1377 – Days elapsed since the Habs’ last win in the City of Brotherly Love. The Canadiens last beat the Flyers at home on April 2, 2010.
23 – Number of hits dished out by the Canadiens, supassing the Broad Street Bullies, who connected for 21 bodychecks.
4 – Fights between Brandon Prust and Zac Rinaldo. Prust becomes the Flyer brawler’s second most frequent dance partner, alongside Mike Brown, Zenon Konopka and the late Rick Rypien. Rinaldo has fought Cam Jassen five times during his career.
9 – Number of teams against which Tomas Plekanec has scored against while short-handed. He added the Flyers to the list by beating Steve Mason while killing a penalty in the second period.
5 – Short-handed goals scored by the Habs so far this season, good enough for fifth overall in the NHL. The team did not score a single time short-handed in 48 games last season.