The Numbers Game – January 25, 2014
100 – Percentage of the games played between the Canadiens and Capitals this season that were scheduled as part of a series of two games in two nights for the bleu-blanc-rouge.
462 – Number of games of coaching experience that separate Michel Therrien and Capitals head coach Adam Oates at this point in their respective careers. Therrien has 562 games under his belt behind an NHL bench, while Oates is coaching his 100th career game on Saturday night.
67 – Number of players against whom Brandon Prust has dropped the gloves over the course of his career, adding Capitals forward Tom Wilson to that list when he went toe-to-toe with the right-winger just under two minutes into the first period on Saturday night.
8 – Number of times Brandon Prust has dropped the gloves thus far during the 2013-14 campaign, inching closer to double digits this season by taking on Wilson to set the tone for the tilt.
1,445 – Number of days that have elapsed since the Canadiens last bested the Capitals on Bell Centre ice dating back to Feb. 10, 2010 when the Habs earned a 6-5 overtime victory.
6:01 – Ice time logged by Brandon Prust in Saturday night’s game before the power forward was assessed a game misconduct for unsportsmanlike conduct at the midway point of the second period.
140 – Number of shots blocked by Josh Gorges thus far this season, surpassing Calgary’s Chris Butler for second in the league in that category. Gorges now trails only Andrew MacDonald of the Islanders for top spot among all forwards and defensemen.