The Numbers Game - March 22, 2014
TORONTO -- Here's a numerical look at the Habs-Leafs rivalry game at the Air Canada Centre on Saturday night.
242 – Number of times the Habs have faced the Leafs (and St. Pats) on a Saturday night in NHL history, averaging out to a total of 2.52 Saturday night tilts per season over the years.
|Pacioretty and Desharnais hook up|
12 – Number of points racked up by David Desharnais in 13 games since coming back from the Olympic break, chipping in with a helper on Max Pacioretty’s 31st goal of the season in the first period.
3 – Consecutive number of games in which Pacioretty has registered at least one point, accumulating one goal and three assists in that span.
24 – Number of goals scored by the Canadiens this year on which both Pacioretty and Desharnais have each picked up a point, making them the most dynamic duo of the season for the team after combining for another goal in the first period.
65 – Number of seconds needed by Rene Bourque to follow up Pacioretty’s marker with a nifty wrister of his own, giving the Habs a 2-0 lead less than seven minutes into the first period.
7 – Number of points Pacioretty has picked up in four games against the Leafs this season, leading all Habs in that category.
2 – Number of multi-point nights enjoyed by Bourque in 2013-14, contributing a goal and an assist in the first period against Toronto on Saturday night.
5 – Number of times Douglas Murray has blocked five or more shots in a game this season, sacrificing his body to the tune of five blocks on Saturday against the Buds.