The Numbers Game - Game #4 - April 22, 2014
MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at Game 4 between the Habs and the Lightning on Tuesday night at the Bell Centre.
15 – Rene Bourque comes into Game 4 with a team-leading three goals in the first three matchups of the Montreal-Tampa Bay series. The left-winger’s 15 shots on goal at even strength lead the league through Tuesday. On Tuesday, Bourque added 7 more shots on net.
29:33 – Average time on ice for Andrei Markov in the first three playoff games, a team-high figure. The Russian Olympian also had a busy night on Tuesday, logging 22:58 in ice time for the Habs and setting up the winning goal.
2,192 – Days since the Habs last closed out a playoff series at home. Six years and one day ago, on April 21 2008, the Canadiens beat the Bruins at the Bell Centre to win their first-round duel in seven games.
51 – In the first period of his 112th playoff game, Daniel Briere got the puck from Dale Weise and scored his 51st postseason goal to open the scoring for Montreal.
2 – Through four games, all by two of the Canadiens’ skaters have notched at least one point in the postseason. A Michael Bournival assist on Briere’s goal means that only Andrei Markov and Francis Bouillon have yet to appear on the scoresheet for the Habs.
5 – Lars Eller’s first-period goal gives him a team-leading five points in four games. The 24 year-old has already set career highs in goals and points in a playoff year in the series versus Tampa Bay.
15 – Shots on net by the Canadiens after 20 minutes of play. The home team dominated the shot clock in the first frame of Game 4, conceding only six shots to the Lightning despite facing a two-minute penalty kill in the middle of the period.
8 – Number of players who have scored five or more playoff goals for the Habs before turning 22. Brendan Gallagher joined the club after beating Anders Lindback with a slapshot early in the second period.