The Numbers Game – March 15, 2014
14 – Number of back-to-back sets of games the Canadiens will have contested thus far during the 2013-14 campaign after taking on Ottawa and Buffalo this weekend. Heading into Saturday night’s tilt against the Senators, the Habs held a 7-3-3 record in game one and a 6-7-0 record in game two when playing two games in as many nights.
8 – Number of NHL games Habs starter Carey Price was forced to miss due to injury following the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Price was back between the pipes for the Canadiens on Saturday night against the Senators, marking his first taste of NHL action since a Feb. 8 tilt against Carolina.
15 – Number of wins Price has amassed against the Senators over the course of his NHL career heading into Thursday night’s tilt, the second-most wins the three-time All-Star has posted against any team. For his part, Price has bested the Bruins 17 times.
1,225 – Number of days that have elapsed since the Canadiens dropped a game in regulation time to the Senators on Bell Centre ice. That defeat came back on Nov. 6, 2010. The Canadiens were 5-0-2 against the Senators in Montreal since that loss heading into Thursday night’s tilt.
41 – Number of career points Daniel Briere has registered against the Senators, the third-most points the Gatineau native has put up against any NHL team. He’s also registered 41 points against the Bruins, 42 against the Penguins and 44 points against the Maple Leafs.
81 – Percentage of total first period shots generated by Canadiens players as the Habs accounted for 17 of the 21 shots fired by both squads combined in the opening frame on Saturday night. Daniel Briere and P.K. Subban led the way for Michel Therrien’s troops with three shots each during the period.
78 – Percentage of face-offs won by centerman David Desharnais on Saturday night against the Senators, coming out on top in 18 of the 23 draws he took for the bleu-blanc-rouge.
70 – Number of players Brandon Prust has dropped the gloves with over the course of his NHL career, adding Milan Michalek to that list when the pair went toe-to-toe with just under six minutes remaining in the third period.
21,273 - Number of fans at the Bell Centre who were on their feet when David Desharnais tied the game at four with just under one second remaining in regulation time.