The Numbers Game – March 3, 2014
821 – Number of days since the Canadiens were last in Los Angeles to face the Kings, dating back to a pre-lockout tilt at Staples Center on Dec. 3, 2011, which the Habs won 2-1.
300 – Number of games played by Max Pacioretty in his NHL career to date, all as a member of the Canadiens. The 25-year-old winger finished his milestone game with an assist, a plus-1 differential and four hits.
2 – Number of times Peter Budaj has started four games in a row since signing with the Canadiens, doing so on Monday for the first time since a four-game stretch in 2011-12.
3 – Number of times in the past four seasons that P.K. Subban has scored 10 or more goals, hitting the benchmark with a wrister from the point in the first period against LA.
11 – Number of NHL blue-liners who have reached double digits in goals in 2013-14, with Subban now sitting six back of Erik Karlsson for the league lead in that category.
|Subban flattens Stoll|
12 – Number of Habs players who dished out at least one hit in the first period, leading the Kings 19-11 in that category through 20 minutes.
8 – Number of hits distributed by Douglas Murray in the outing, leading both teams in that category as a one-man wrecking crew against the Kings.
2 – Number of NHL teams – the Canadiens excluded – that Pacioretty has yet to record a point against in his career, knocking the Kings off that list with an assist in the first period on Monday.
4 – Number of times Michel Therrien’s squad has been limited to 20 shots or fewer in a game, including Monday’s tilt against Los Angeles.