The Numbers Game - April 4, 2014
OTTAWA - Here's a numerical look at the Habs-Senators game at the Canadian Tire Centre on Friday night.
20 – Number of days since the Canadiens’ historic comeback win over the Senators on March 15, a game that saw Montreal erase a three-goal deficit in the span of 3:22 in the third period, tying the game with 0.3 left in regulation before winning 5-4 in overtime.
8:30 – Amount of time needed by the Canadiens to mount a similar comeback on Friday night, only the second-fastest they’ve erased a three-goal deficit against the Senators this year.
17 – Number of back-to-back game series the Canadiens have taken part in this season, now owning a 5-4-1 record in the first game and looking to build on their 7-1-1 record in the second when they face the Red Wings on Saturday night.
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10 – Number of seconds elapsed before the first penalty of the game was doled out, a hooking minor to Tomas Plekanec on the opening shift of the night.
71.4 – Percentage of Andrei Markov’s goals in 2013-14 that have opened the scoring for the Habs, getting Montreal on the board for the fifth time this season with a goal from an impossible angle against the Sens.
114 – Number of seconds needed by Mike Weaver to follow up Markov’s opening marker with a goal of his own, scoring his first of the season to bring the Habs within one midway through the first period.
406 – Number of days since Weaver last lit the lamp, dating back to a game between the Panthers and Penguins on Feb. 22, 2013.
8 – Number of multi-point games enjoyed by Weaver in his 598 career games in the NHL, chipping in with a goal and an assist in Ottawa on Friday night.
20 – Number of assists racked up by Max Pacioretty so far this season, becoming the eighth Hab to hit that mark so far in 2013-14 with an assist on Weaver’s first-period marker.
38 – Number of goals scored by Pacioretty this season, now sitting fourth in the league behind Alex Ovechkin, Corey Perry and Joe Pavelski in the NHL's scoring race.
5 – Number of points racked up by Pacioretty on Friday night, adding a pair of assists to his third hat trick of the season.
6 – Combined number of goals scored by the Habs and Sens in a wild first period on Friday night, with Ottawa going up 3-0 early before seeing the Habs erase the deficit by the first intermission.
1 – Number of wins racked up by Peter Budaj against Ottawa in the regular season, beating the Sens in just his second career start against the squad from the nation’s capital.
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